|Project by mauibob||posted 03-04-2010 05:25 PM||3150 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
This was a Christmas present for my wife last year – she has always been in love with clocks having Westminster chimes. The clock face was created from contrasting veneers using the design concept in the article by John Sedgwick, “Cutting Multi-Pointed ‘Stars’”, Canadian Marquetry, Dec. 1997 http://www.marquetrysociety.ca. The 24-point star design was made with Birdseye Maple and Fiddleback Sapele and embedded in a Walnut Burl veneer backing.
The finished clock face was applied to one side of a 1/4” sheet of MDF using a quilted maple veneer for the other side to balance the stresses. The cocobolo frame was rabbeted to accept the clock face, and Hawaiian koa splines used to reinforce the miter joints. Cocobolo blocks were also added to provide a mounting mechanism for the clock on a wall. The quartz movement is from the German manufacturer Hermle and can play either Westminster chimes or an Ave Maria melody.
-- Bob, Potomac, MD