|Project by dbhost||posted 12-15-2009 05:01 AM||1988 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
My second wedding anniversary is tomorrow, and I wanted to make something special for my wife. This design sprung to mind about a week ago, and after a trip to Woodcraft (I didn’t have enough Walnut) and digging through my spares, I came up with this. I used about 1 bd / ft of walnut, and scraps of red oak. The pocket for the clock works was the hardest thing to do on this, as it was mortised in by hand with mallet and chisels. Edge detail on the upright piece is a bullnose, the base received half the bullnose treatment and features a 3/8” roundover…
The clock Bezel came from Lee Valley, the clock works and hands came from Michaels. and were purchased for a clock project for her. I am hoping that she will want to use this as a desk clock when she gets a new job. (She is one of those caught up in the economic down turn….
The finish is Lemon Oil & Bees Wax. The cross bar piece is held in with biscuits and glue, The upright is held to the base with 3/8” oak dowels and glue.
And yes I know, 2nd anniversary traditional gift is cotton, got that covered too!
-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com