Clock #3 Temple Clock

  • Advertise with us
Project by SchotterWoodworking posted 04-23-2010 12:46 AM 1835 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.

6 comments so far

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13345 posts in 3643 days

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

Nice clock.

View donjoe's profile


1360 posts in 3001 days

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

Good build. Very nice clock.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

View Dusty56's profile


11819 posts in 3658 days

#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!

View SchotterWoodworking's profile


113 posts in 3000 days

#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!

View DaddyZ's profile


2475 posts in 3010 days

#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

View SchotterWoodworking's profile


113 posts in 3000 days

#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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics