|Project by DaleMaley||posted 10-24-2016 12:58 PM||1016 views||10 times favorited||18 comments|
I ran across this 2010 plan for building a Greene & Greene style clock with a Motawi ceramic tile insert. It looked pretty neat, so I built one.
The Motawi tile was $75. I think this is a little pricey, but they do look pretty neat.
I usually use real ebony on my projects, but I decided to give the black magic marker method a try. I think it turned out pretty nice, as you can see from the pictures.
I used white oak for everything on this clock. I used a Teak stain with 3 rounds of 220 grit and polyurethane.
It took me a few minutes to develop a process for cutting the small black insert pieces from 3/8×3/8” stock. I was getting blow-out on the 3rd rotation of the cut using the dado blade, so I sawed the 1st dado, then Exacto knive scored the next 3 saw cuts before I made them. This method worked great.
You can still order plans for making this clock. See my woodworking web site for where to order plans, and see all of my Trials & Tribulations of making this clock.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/