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Clock #3 Temple Clock

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Project by SchotterWoodworking posted 04-23-2010 12:46 AM 1358 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this clock for my Mom’s birthday this year. The material is reclaimed pine that used to be sub-flooring in a house I helped demolish. I got the idea from my old Humanities textbook from college; browsing through the pictures of Greek temple ruins, the idea struck me. The top and bottom plates have a 45* chamfer with a bead at the top. The columns and center plate are just eased over by hand. The finish is Minwax Polyshades “Bombay Mahogany Satin”, three coats. In retrospect, I wish I would have used high gloss to make it a little brighter and to reveal more of the grain and petina. The satin finish seems to hide everything behind the dull glare. The clock piece is from Woodcraft.





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#1 posted 04-23-2010 01:37 AM

Nice clock.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 04-23-2010 02:14 AM

Good build. Very nice clock.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 04-23-2010 02:19 AM

You should try to take some photos of it in natural sunlight to show the details of your project and eliminate the glare.

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

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#4 posted 04-23-2010 02:33 AM

Thanks for the tip Dusty56. Admittedly my photography skills leave much to be desired. I will make a point to try the natural light in the next project. Thanks!

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#5 posted 04-23-2010 03:03 PM

Nice Design, I tried a stain/poly mix once, Never could get the right color/look out of it. When I put the second coat on it was worse than the first. Now I only use stain only then poly, If I use stain at all.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#6 posted 04-24-2010 12:10 AM

I had a bit of the same problem DaddyZ. Then a coworker recommended that I spray polyshades with a pneumatic spray gun. He claims that it produces a more even coat and color. I’ve yet to try it, but thought I might as well put that out there.

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