|Project by HandsOgold||posted 06-26-2007 09:25 AM||1907 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
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.