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Ebony clock with notsosecret drawer

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Project by HandsOgold posted 2591 days ago 1637 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When a special person requested a clock with a drawer for loose change, i came up with this design that actually worked. I sliced an American ebony round into two required segments and sliced off the sides from the center drawer. I split the other segment making the top and bottom of the clock and another slim slice of the wood yielded the back. I glued the sides and back to the top and bottom segments and then sanded the middle drawer so that it would fit, move smooth and yet stay in when closed. I drilled out four holes with a fostner bit and then with a mini rotary drum sander, sort of squared off the opening. I used a pour of dark wood glue to make a smooth floor in the drawer (how poetic). I sanded and finished with three coats of gel urethane. Our own BlueStingrayBoots was again my source for the ebony. Even though its approximately 3×4 x3 its almost a paperwieght, the ebony is so dense. Shame the the figuring doesnt show up in these photos.

-- Dan





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Sawhorse

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#1 posted 2591 days ago

Very nice, I love the contrasting woods, and a very useful not-so-hidden-drawer (at first glance it looks like a miniture scale).

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2591 days ago

Very inventive!

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

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mot

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#3 posted 2591 days ago

Miniature scale. That’s funny. Nice piece. The drawer is a cool addition.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Napaman

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#4 posted 2591 days ago

cool idea…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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scottb

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#5 posted 2590 days ago

That’s funny Sawhorse… “Hey the diets working, today I only weigh 7 O’clock!”

Great Project! and how cool to use some wood from another LJ’s stash!... Has me thinking we should all pool together a small bit each to make a patchwork quilt type something.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 2590 days ago

That sounds good to me, I’ve got some exotics I could contribute. You know thats a great idea, and we’ll send the wood to karson and let him come up with something. He’s so good and has so much time on his hands he’d love to do it. I’m sure. Think of it 1000 pieces of wood, of different sizes. By the way great project. Love the 2 tone effect and the clock on top. jockmike…....Hey Karson!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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oscorner

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#7 posted 2590 days ago

i came up with this design that actually worked. I had to chuckle at this comment, because of the sound of surprise that a design you came up with worked. I can see the small bathroom scale, too. LOL. Your design accomplished its purpose, congratulations!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Hawgnutz

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#8 posted 2587 days ago

How hard is that TX ebony to work with? I am ordering some from BlueStingrayBoots, too. I may piggy-back on your deign! It is way cool.

Love the contrasting wood. I like that style, too. Watch for some new, contrasting boxes.

Great work!
God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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