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Project by stratiA posted 03-21-2010 at 12:58 AM 1271 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve noticed a lot of clocks being posted recently, so I figured I would make one too. I used scrap pieces I have collected over the past year. I looked around for some local tile art and while I found some nice examples, they were more than I wanted to pay. I happened to have some granite counter top scrap so I figure why not use that. The top and bottom are leopard wood, the rails are maple, the side pieces are mahogany. The clock is embedded in a piece of lacewood veneered ash. None of the scrap was over 15” long. The granite makes it fairly heavy for a small project. A couple coats of satin Arm A Seal. After I made it I realized the diversity of the lumber.
Lacewood, Australia
leopard wood, South America
Maple, North America
Mahogany, Africa
Clock made in China
Granite unknown
representing 5 continents

-- Strati Alepidis, Burlington, Ma, Member Red Sox nation





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Kristoffer

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#1 posted 03-21-2010 at 01:24 AM

Nice looking clock! I’d be more than happy to have it sitting on my desk. I really love the lacewood, beautiful stuff!!! With the exception of the clock being made in china (but, what else are we going to use?), I’d say it’s perfect.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#2 posted 03-21-2010 at 04:17 AM

Very cool looking clock. Nice job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 03-21-2010 at 07:50 AM

The stone probably from U.S.A great mix of colors One mans scrap is another mans clock

-- GO DAWGS!

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#4 posted 03-21-2010 at 10:18 AM

nice clock and just think the granite could have some small traces of meteorite in it. then it won’t be just a bunch of countries but otherworldly as well

-- dannymac

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#5 posted 03-21-2010 at 11:52 AM

Awesome clock. Well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 03-21-2010 at 06:09 PM

I think I would find a more modern looking clock face to go with your awesome design…the wood combo is wonderful : )

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

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