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Jupiter Rising Clock

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Project by nickswoodshop posted 08-06-2016 02:07 PM 1060 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I received a clock kit in the mail last week, and right away knew I wanted to incorporate some highly figured birdseye maple I’ve had sitting around in a clock design.

One particular section of the birdseye maple reminded me a lot of Jupiter – with the different swirls and color bands – so I cut out a circle from that and combined it with some curly cherry to make this piece. Super happy with how it turned out, and I had a lot of fun designing it and putting it together.





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opjoec

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#1 posted 08-06-2016 03:48 PM

very simple elegant design, I like it!

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#2 posted 08-06-2016 05:53 PM

Simple design, bold looks, successful art piece. And it tells you the time. I like the smoothed round edge to go with the birdseye pattern, really does look like a planet.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 08-06-2016 07:16 PM

Very nice. How did you join the planet (clock) to the supports? I just wondered if it was visible from the back. The clock mechanism would be visible, so no need to get all trim work fancy back there I think.

-- DJB

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#4 posted 08-07-2016 12:48 AM

Pretty cool looking clock—I love the figure in that birdseye maple!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 08-07-2016 03:22 PM


Very nice. How did you join the planet (clock) to the supports? I just wondered if it was visible from the back. The clock mechanism would be visible, so no need to get all trim work fancy back there I think.

- Juggler

It’s joined using 1/4” dowels, so there’s nothing visible from the back – and yeah, I definitely didn’t spend a lot of time making the back look pretty :)

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