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Project by Sumthinlikeawoodninja posted 02-01-2016 11:41 PM 737 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plan for this was found on Steve Goods website. The clock insert was purchased at woodcraft

-- Jason,WI "Whether you believe you can or believe you can't you are right!"





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SteveGaskins

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#1 posted 02-01-2016 11:57 PM

Absolutely beautiful curly maple. Great build, too.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#2 posted 02-02-2016 06:58 AM

Wood looks awesome, beautiful design arround clock.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 02-02-2016 10:43 AM

wow ! who cares what time it is – can’t see the clock for the beautiful framework

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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UncleStumpy

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#4 posted 02-02-2016 01:19 PM

Amazing wood! Great design too. Well done!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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ohwoodeye

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#5 posted 02-02-2016 04:03 PM

My goodness gracious is that some amazing curl.
Wow.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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ravensrock

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#6 posted 02-02-2016 05:33 PM

Looks beautiful! Can you tell us your process for finishing it?

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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Sumthinlikeawoodninja

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#7 posted 02-02-2016 09:59 PM

This was finished with blonde shellac. With a french polish type of aplication. It has become my go to finish for curly maple. Sometimes I will top it off with Arm r seal if needed.

-- Jason,WI "Whether you believe you can or believe you can't you are right!"

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 02-03-2016 12:55 AM

You didn’t use any dye on that maple before the shellac? That’s the fanciest curly maple I’ve seen without dye enhancement.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Sumthinlikeawoodninja

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#9 posted 02-03-2016 02:44 AM

No just the shellac. It was a really nicely figured board the texture of the grain felt like a washboard

-- Jason,WI "Whether you believe you can or believe you can't you are right!"

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 02-03-2016 03:10 AM

Thanks. I wish I could find a whole log of that!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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bushmaster

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#11 posted 02-03-2016 03:45 AM

Now that is really currly, thought it was a siberian tiger tree.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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widwotkma

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#12 posted 02-04-2016 04:14 AM

Great job; like others I’m blown away by the grain pop. Do you source your curly maple locally, or is there a supplier name you could share? It’s much better than most of what I’ve seen in local stores.

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Sumthinlikeawoodninja

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#13 posted 02-04-2016 06:26 PM

I did pick it up at a local sawmill. I think I just lucked out it is the best peice i have come across. The board practically jumped out at me as I walked down isle.

-- Jason,WI "Whether you believe you can or believe you can't you are right!"

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 02-04-2016 06:46 PM

That’s a great clock. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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