|Project by JeanValjean||posted 10-05-2015 02:19 PM||1420 views||15 times favorited||7 comments|
I ran across some exceptionally beautiful curly quarter sawn white oak recently…I bought up all I could from the same log….
I purposely sat it by the door of the shop for months so that every time I walked by it, the thought process would start and creative energy would engage!!
Finally I decided a nice mantle clock would work…..I had enough stock to build 3 or 4 of them….
All joinery is mortise and tenon in the true Stickley/A&C style, pegs are walnut.
Finish is several coats of General Finishes “Arm-R-Seal” oil based urethane, buffed between coats with 5/0 steel wool.
Clock movement in this adaptation is electronic and it chimes St. Michaels on the quarter hour. The face is parchment.
As with most of my pieces, I will likely gift this piece over the holidays, or give it to a charitable organization for their fund raising event….
I have another clock slated for winter construction that I will call my own.
I will make a classic hammered copper dial for it and I will splurge on a fine German mechanical movement.
-- Semper Fi