Prototype mini-mantle clock

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Project by HandsOgold posted 2593 days ago 1363 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw somthing like this in a store ($125) and i thought i could approach it in essence. i year or so ago, i hadn’t located my supplies of exotic hardwoods, but had a few pieces and plenty of veneers. So I laminated the veneers together to form a solid looking section and i was off to the races. Unfortuneatly i no longer remember all of the 11 woods that went into it. The solids are walnut top, and cocobolo bottom, with a double layer of cumaru and a single purpleheart fillet. I believe the other sections consist of ash, ebony, maple,european beech and rosewood. Some of them are made up of ten sheets of veneer. A time-consuming way of getting a “LOOK”. the layers can be best seen in the top views I have posted. i would guess that there are approx 50 layers in this small six x three inch clock
Once laminated, i roughed out with a saw and sanded to the final shape.

-- Dan

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#1 posted 2593 days ago

Very nice. You have made very good use of the wood.

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#2 posted 2593 days ago

Interesting piece.

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#3 posted 2592 days ago

I really like the choice of contrasting woods. Nice work.

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#4 posted 2592 days ago

Nice work and a great way to use up some of those left over offcuts.

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#6 posted 2592 days ago

very pretty…where do you get the clock pieces???

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#7 posted 2592 days ago

nice looking clock very pretty wood used. Make a nice heirloom. jockmike

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#8 posted 2592 days ago

wow… that’s a lot of work for a 6” x 3” piece of art. Very nice indeed

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#9 posted 2591 days ago

pretty clock.

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#10 posted 2428 days ago

nice job love the color choices!

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#11 posted 2163 days ago

Cool, i did some like this too, nice job and thanks for sharing… Dug

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