|Project by swirlsandburls||posted 03-21-2010 12:23 AM||1579 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
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