Ambrosia and Walnut Clock

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Project by gbvinc posted 08-27-2007 12:51 AM 2441 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A little clock I made for one of the kids. Just an initial test to see how posting project pictures works.

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#1 posted 08-27-2007 01:17 AM

Very pretty clock.

The base looks like walnut. What about the top? (Zebrawood???)

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 08-27-2007 01:19 AM

what unique lines in that wood – kinda like “time lines” :)

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#3 posted 08-27-2007 01:25 AM

I’d call the top Ambrosia Maple. Did it have small worm holes in the color streaks?

Nice clock.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 08-27-2007 02:39 AM

Very nice work and thanks for posting it. The spalted maple is beautiful.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#5 posted 08-27-2007 03:26 AM

nice clock, love the contrast of woods….

-- My dad was an electrician, but my fathers a carpenter.

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#6 posted 08-27-2007 03:29 AM

Very Pretty.

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

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#7 posted 08-27-2007 03:56 AM

Hey, I just noticed the title of this project, which answers my previous question.

Spalted maple and walnut clock!

Sorry for the “dumb” question ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 08-27-2007 04:11 AM

That’s a beauty of a clock. Beautiful stock. That is ambrosial maple… the streaking is not from spalting but the remains and tracks of the ambrosia beetle. Makes for a great looking clock.



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#9 posted 08-27-2007 03:23 PM

Ha! You guys are, of course, right. It is Ambrosia, not spalted maple. My Bad. Just threw it up here between cuts and goofed up! Thanks for catching that.

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#10 posted 08-27-2007 10:03 PM

Beautiful clock, beautiful wood, interesting discussion..

-- Atelierwoodworks Vaud Switzerland

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#11 posted 08-31-2007 04:17 PM

Great clock!

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

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#12 posted 11-30-2007 08:41 PM

Really nice clock. I love the spalted stripes.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#13 posted 11-30-2007 10:12 PM

Thanks Blake!

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#14 posted 07-30-2008 04:36 AM

Gorgeous clock and choice of wood. I really like how you ran the grain pattern. It gives the clock character.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#15 posted 08-22-2008 07:28 AM

Cool i would have thought spalted also, i’m going to have to find me a chunk of this ambrosia… thanks for sharing Dug

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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