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Project by Pete Santos posted 2004 days ago 1299 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple clocks inspired by several posts here on LJ. They are hard maple on Honduran Mahogany (I think). I get a lot of salvaged wood from different sources and many times the species is unknown. The base of one is surely Honduras Mahogany but the other may not be. It sure looks like it but it seems a bit more brittle. That may be because of the board sitting out in the yard of the wood salvager for so long.

I was originally going to use Bloodwood or Purple Heart as the base but decided to save those for some other projects. The mahogany matched the colorfill I used for the engraving better.

I made another clock which is not pictured, that has alder for a base and some beautiful mystery wood as the clock piece. It looks a lot like palm wood and the wood came in very long board, around 25 footers. I cannot be sure though because I have never worked with palm wood before, I have only seen it in finished products so I’m not sure. There are a few other woods that is can be but I’ll have to figure it out later. I’ll post that clock by itself as a separate project.

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#1 posted 2004 days ago
Here is a source for both Red and Black Palm wood if you want to compare your piece(s) with them…..Nice clock projects . I am looking forward to seeing the third one : )

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#2 posted 2004 days ago

Nice looking clock. I really like making clocks and jewelry boxes.

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#3 posted 2003 days ago

this is VERY nice!

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