Art Deco claro walnut and ebony clock

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Project by lorilorena posted 03-29-2016 04:14 PM 1387 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this clock today. It is my own design. I had some really pretty claro walnut that I wanted to use. I thought the ebony would be a good contrast and bring out the dark streaks in the walnut. One of the hardest parts was the finish. I’m not very experienced with finishes and I had to try a few things before I was satisfied with the front. I love claro walnut, but most pretty pieces are used for gun stock. I am not a hunter, so I decided on a clock. I used a quartz movement with a mechanical bim bam chime. It’s a little loud so I may see if I can find a way to soften the chime a little.

-- Lori - Meadow Vista, Ca.

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#1 posted 03-29-2016 04:38 PM

lori your clocks are just beautiful,i love your style and quality is 5 star.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 03-29-2016 06:09 PM

I like it’s simple and unusual design. I like the combination of woods.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-29-2016 07:36 PM

A real beauty !.....Well done all around !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 03-29-2016 07:47 PM

This clock is nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#5 posted 03-29-2016 11:26 PM

I like it! super design

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#6 posted 03-29-2016 11:49 PM

Great looking clock—kinda has an Art Deco look to it!

-- Dean

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#7 posted 03-30-2016 12:20 AM

That clock is gorgeous, great lines and great wood choice.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#8 posted 03-30-2016 01:13 AM

It has a “DECO” look for sure but the walnut is something to behold and the finish is excellent .


-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 03-30-2016 02:18 AM


-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 03-30-2016 02:21 AM

Very nice work, really like the deco style.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#11 posted 03-30-2016 04:18 AM

It does have the “DECO” look but it fits this clock perfectly!
You made a beautiful timepiece, very elegant.
Indeed timeless timepiece!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 03-30-2016 04:43 AM

You couldn’t have picked a better chunk of wood.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#13 posted 03-30-2016 05:50 AM

Incredable design, workmanship and material. Well done. I’ve never seen a clock I wanted to build before. Can’t say that anymore. Btw we are almost neighbors, I live in Fallbrook.

-- Ken

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#14 posted 03-31-2016 12:05 PM

Looks good very 1920’s ish …. despite my abhorrence of quartz movements!! To make it chime quieter just bend the hammers away from the gongs a little – too far and it will be silent!!

-- Madburg WA

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#15 posted 03-31-2016 02:04 PM

very nice!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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