Concord clock (revised)

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Project by pashley posted 12-30-2009 10:43 PM 1877 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had built the original model for my parents-in-law for Christmas 2 years ago – my first clock (it’s the last picture). I put it up on my website, and someone wanted one for Christmas.

Well, I thought I could do a lot better, and I think I did with a similar, hopefully better, version.

I cannot stain to save my life, so I fumed this white oak for 2 hours which gave it a great tone and even color overall. Oh, here’s the kicker on that – I had the paduak already attached, and didn’t want it to color, so I masked it in duct tape, which actually worked pretty well. I wouldn’t have put on the paduak before fuming, but I thought I was going to stain it; that didn’t work out!

Anyhow, the client was pleased.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#1 posted 12-30-2009 11:25 PM

I really like the clock. I agree, version 2 looks better. I like the thicker legs.

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#2 posted 12-30-2009 11:30 PM

This clock looks great I like #2 best also

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-30-2009 11:37 PM

Both look nice but #2 gets my vote.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 12:08 AM

I like them both. I’ve always wanted to make a nice clock that. Maybe someday…

Well done.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 12:56 AM

Great job. I know (or I think I know) how to fume but, to be honest, it scares me. A mistake when fuming could have devastating consequences. I like my lungs and my eyesight.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 12-31-2009 04:26 PM

You make some great clocks. Keep up the good work!

-- John

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#7 posted 01-01-2010 09:24 AM

Beautiful looking clock and design. I like number 2 the best. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 03-20-2010 04:12 PM

great work! where did you get the ammonia to fume the oak?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 03-20-2010 04:23 PM

Thanks…I had to go to a blueprint supply company, which was local to me, fortunately. It’s insanely powerful. If you decide to fume, do it outside, and wear protective eye and breathing equipment – seriously.

-- Have a blessed day!

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