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QORQ clock in Ash

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Project by swirlsandburls posted 03-21-2010 12:23 AM 1481 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to do a desk clock for my brother Joe, who owns a sound engineering company called QORQ Productions. I had a nice, thick chunk of ash left over after cutting a bunch of turning blanks from a large crotch. The grain is really nice. I think I stared at this piece for a month! I decided to create a stylized guitar and carved out the outline (by hand). I placed it so that the knot ended up where a pick guard might be. Then, I gilded the groove, placed the clock and had the lettering laser engraved so it would be perfect. The base is also ash, shaped to pick up some of the curves in the guitar. Several coats of my special tung oil wiping varnish, and it was complete. The clock fit-up is a nice one: all brass, real glass crystal, and a stainless back. It’s about 11 1/2 wide by 6 tall.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general





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HalDougherty

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#1 posted 03-21-2010 12:31 AM

Wow, that’s beautiful. All the elements of the project are a perfect fit.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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branch

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#2 posted 03-21-2010 12:34 AM

nice clock great grain in the wood i like the design and the cavern great job

branch ok

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#3 posted 03-21-2010 01:46 AM

That’s really nice, beautiful wood, what a great gift.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 03-21-2010 01:56 AM

That is beautiful great job

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sedcokid

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#5 posted 03-21-2010 03:11 AM

Now that is a gift he will cherish forever!! Great Job!!

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 03-21-2010 06:16 AM

Nice wood and the clock says quality as well ….where did you get it from ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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swirlsandburls

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#7 posted 03-21-2010 02:53 PM

To Dusty: I got the clock fit-up from Woodcraft, but the same one (or one very similar) is available from Klockit or Stebar
John

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 03-21-2010 07:00 PM

Thanks …I thought that I had all of WoodCrafts fit-ups ….must have missed this one : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 06-19-2010 07:12 PM

Great looking clock, very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 06-19-2010 07:16 PM

Very well done a great design that looks super.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Tennessee

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#11 posted 08-24-2012 08:23 PM

Boy, do I like that. Gives me some ideas on other things!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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