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Project by wlhutch posted 10-10-2009 04:01 AM 3069 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Shaker inspired wall clock was constructed from white pine. The finish is three coats of red under one coat of black milk paint that was burnished with steel wool. A satin urethane was applied for the top coat. This was the first project using milk paint.

The clock was presented to a coworker who was leaving the company.

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Dudley

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#1 posted 10-10-2009 04:38 AM

Real neat. I like it. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#2 posted 10-10-2009 04:44 AM

Wonderful !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 10-10-2009 05:02 AM

I will also give you a bravo zulu.

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#4 posted 10-15-2009 06:20 PM

I love this clock. How was the milk paint to work with? Was the red also milk paint?
rawb

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wlhutch

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#5 posted 10-18-2009 06:20 AM

rawb,
The paint was easy to work with once you mix and strain it. I used a barn red along with pitch black Old Fashioned Milk Paint. Three undercoats of red are straight forward, I did steel wool the third coat. The “trick” to this finish is thinning the black paint just enough to let a trace of red show. I then used 000 steel wool to burnish the piece and then again with 0000. The steel wool brings out a satin shine from the dull looking paint. The more your rub the more of the under coat you will see. Be careful of the edges, it’s easy to cut through. The top coat was satin Arm R Seal.

Once mixed milk paint will go sour in a few days, keep it in the refrigerator will prolong it’s useful state.

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#6 posted 10-18-2009 06:22 AM

I really like it well done

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#7 posted 02-07-2010 07:45 PM

Very, very nice.

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#8 posted 05-18-2010 01:15 AM

Came back for a second look at this nice clock : )
Did you have plans that you worked from , or are you the creator of this masterpiece ?

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wlhutch

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#9 posted 05-21-2010 12:06 PM

Dusty56-

The Shakers were the original creator of this design that I modified with a raised panel. However, I used the free build video and plans from Charles Neil

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#10 posted 05-21-2010 12:24 PM

Nice job, nice lines. The raised panel is an eye catcher. I have used milk paint and i have found that you only mix what you can use at the time or within a couple of days. I’m sure the coworker was very pleased.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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#11 posted 05-22-2010 12:12 AM

Thank you for the feedback and the link to CN : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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