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Project by Allen posted 07-06-2007 03:12 AM 1563 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was supposed to be a Shaker-style clock when I started, but I got a bit away from the design just for the fun of playing. The case is dovetailed together and I decided to use a cove profile on the molding.

Wood is QS white oak and the finish, which I’m really tickled with and wish the pictures showed more clearly, is aniline dye in alcohol follwed by a coat of boiled linseed oil. I let the oil cure for a week and followed up with three coats of satin poly. The combination of the BLO and poly really made the grain, the rays, etc. pop. It has an almost 3-D effect.

-- We may never know who let the dogs out, but I'd bet anything PETA was involved.





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WayneC

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#1 posted 07-06-2007 03:21 AM

It came out great Allen. How long did it take you to build it?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Allen

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#2 posted 07-06-2007 03:40 AM

About two months, but I was only able to work in increments of about 2 hours per week.

-- We may never know who let the dogs out, but I'd bet anything PETA was involved.

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Don

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#3 posted 07-06-2007 07:49 AM

This is nice, Allen. It has somewhat of an A&C look about it.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#4 posted 07-06-2007 03:12 PM

Great job Al, I really like the finish too. jocmike

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

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#5 posted 07-06-2007 06:50 PM

Looks like an instant antique!

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

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oscorner

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#6 posted 07-07-2007 02:35 AM

You did a great job on this clock. Thanks for posting.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 07-07-2007 04:20 AM

Nice job on the clock Allen. I have never built one, but also have wanted too.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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mot

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#8 posted 07-08-2007 06:31 AM

That’s a neat design. I want to build a clock, but just have to find the right style to go with our living room.

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

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#9 posted 10-01-2008 09:36 PM

OOOOH dovetails, very nice! Minus the shiny new hinges it looks antique, and that is a compliment. I also like the stain, what flavor is it?

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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Allen

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#10 posted 10-02-2008 01:32 AM

It’s Transtint dark mission brown in alchohol, then a coat of boiled linseed oil and three top coats of wipe-on poly.

-- We may never know who let the dogs out, but I'd bet anything PETA was involved.

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