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Project by bosum3919 posted 05-23-2015 06:34 PM 1336 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Which has more appeal, a box or a clock? Here is my answer to the dilemma. Actually, I have to give credit to the wife as it was her idea. The wood is walnut and the rose is hand carved in basswood, by the wife. The inside has been flocked. I chose not to use Brusso hardware based on price alone. The feet are walnut and the carousel is walnut with brass hooks and with a brass center tube. The hinges are brass plated. I would have used a piano hinge, but the correct size was not available in my local hardware store and I was too impatient to wait until I could get to a better supplier. One of the “few” downsides to living in a rural area. I now have a supply of the correct size, so will use one on the next build.
There were several learning curves to this one as I had to design the feet as well as the carousel and then source the material. In addition, I had to get the wife’s approval for each step. Not sure which took longer. But, to give credit where credit is due, this was a joint project that we both worked on.
Dimensions are 13”T x 6”W x 5 ½”D. Finish is General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain with multiple coats of wipe on poly. This was our first flocking process. The manufacturer says if you get in trouble or have questions ask a junior high student for help. How difficult can this be then you ask? Well, Jeff Foxworthy has already proven that I am not smarter than a fifth grader. But, in spite of this concern it went really well.

-- Bob





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 05-23-2015 07:32 PM

Very nicely crafted. I especially like the contrast of the beautiful carved rose. Great team work!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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bosum3919

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#2 posted 05-23-2015 08:28 PM

Ron, Thanks for the view and comment. I checked your profile and we definitely would be interested in seeing some of your work.

-- Bob

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shipwright

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#3 posted 05-23-2015 10:10 PM

Nice hybrid concept. I like the balance in woods, colours, and functions.
Very nicely done.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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bosum3919

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#4 posted 05-23-2015 10:32 PM

Paul, compliments from you are greatly appreciated. I am in the process of building an inlay tool similar to the one you displayed earlier. I hope you consider that a complement, because I meant it that way.

-- Bob

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#5 posted 05-24-2015 02:28 AM

This is such a cool idea I love it, and I love clocks. You did a great job

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

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bosum3919

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#6 posted 05-24-2015 02:41 AM

Thanks Dug. I love clocks to.

-- Bob

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Singa

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#7 posted 05-25-2015 04:09 PM

Beautiful colors. I do not like clocks much, but this project can be used as a box to keep some thing precious in it.

-- Singa

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#8 posted 05-25-2015 05:31 PM

This is a real beauty. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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bosum3919

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#9 posted 05-25-2015 08:47 PM



Beautiful colors. I do not like clocks much, but this project can be used as a box to keep some thing precious in it.

- Singa

Thanks Singa. I see we are neighbors almost. :)

-- Bob

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bosum3919

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#10 posted 05-25-2015 08:48 PM



This is a real beauty. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thanks Charles. I always appreciate when you comment on our work.

-- Bob

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