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Project by Lori posted 01-07-2009 06:20 PM 1248 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Trying to get things caught up after the end of year rush and realized I hadn’t posted my Christmas 2008 project(s). This past year’s presents for my husbands employees were clocks. Since I needed to make so many I thought I would just add a few more for family and friends. Grand total of 24 clocks for gifts and 1 different one for myself. These clocks were my own design. Tried to keep it fairly simple since there were so many to make. What do you think?
Before I know it will be time to start thinking/working on next years presents.

-- Lori





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woodworm

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#1 posted 01-07-2009 07:35 PM

Great work !

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 01-07-2009 09:08 PM

I think I don’t want to make 24 of anything. But these are really nice.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-07-2009 10:59 PM

God bless you for making so many of one item . I get bored if I try to make two of anything , never mind two dozen ! What is the “green” in your own private clock and what woods / finishes did you use for all of the clocks ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Lori

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#4 posted 01-08-2009 12:31 AM

Thanks everyone. It does get old after awhile of working on so many of the same item. The sanding was the worst. I hate to sand anything and having to sand so many of the same thing was extemely monotonous. Even though I did a sort of production line, if I stopped in the middle, I had a hard time remembering which was done and which was next.
The clock bodies are maple and the inlay for most was purpleheart. I ran out of purpleheart so there were a couple that had walnut inlays. I wanted to try something different so the green inlay for my clock was Inlace green metalic dye and system three epoxy. This was the first time I worked with epoxy and had some problems with air bubbles and even with shrinkage, but overall I liked the way it turned out.

-- Lori

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#5 posted 01-08-2009 02:45 AM

what is the veneer around the top and sides ? Is it Cherry ?

I’ve had some issues with shrinkage in the past as well : )

The woods that you chose go well together and I like your designs.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Lori

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#6 posted 01-08-2009 09:08 PM

Hey Dusty56, there is nothing xtra on the top and sides. It must have to do with the lighting when the pictures were taken. I didn’t even notice until you said something.

-- Lori

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#7 posted 01-09-2009 09:31 AM

ok , thanks for the feedback : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 05-20-2009 09:41 PM

kewl

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 05-21-2009 02:48 AM

Unbelievable 24 wow

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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