|Project by NewPickeringWdWrkr||posted 05-21-2010 08:17 PM||1314 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
Inspired by a pic I found on the web to make this wedding present for my cousin (did a google image search on pendulum clock). I’m guessing it’s a bit of a cross between Mission and A&C. Not really sure though.
Made of purpleheart and spalted maple and measuring 13.5” x 22.125”. Clock mechanism is from Lee Valley
Finish is several coats of wiping varnish. Because the grain runs at an angle up through the face (which was book matched), there is a reversing chatoyancy effect sort of like those hologram posters where the picture changes depending on the viewing angle.
On a card I’m putting together for my cousin and his bride-to-be:
The slats are made from purpleheart. As they age, they will become richer in colour symbolizing your relationship growing stronger;
The face is made from maple. It will remain bright symbolizing how you will always have something new to discover about each other.
Wishing you both happiness & joy in the many years to come
Had a lot of fun putting this together. Moritise & tenon joints for all of the slats into the frame as well as into the mounting frame for the face. The mounting frame was constructed using box joints.
5th picture is front view of the clock in sketchup which I’ll make available should anyone desire it. Just send me a PM. (Author’s Note – I’ve deleted it with all the hubub around woodworking piracy, but will still send the plans out if asked)
Thanks for looking. Mike
-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com