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Bloodwood Tambour Clock

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Project by SchotterWoodworking posted 06-08-2010 02:02 AM 1576 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first real work with exotics. I chose bloodwood for the striking color and grain. I did get to experience the irritation caused by exposure to the dust which made my eyes puffy and swollen and my sinuses clogged with red dust. I had to freehand the top with my jigsaw which was a painful effort as bloodwood is very dense. The orbital arm on my aged Skil jigsaw just couldn’t take it and it ripped off mid-cut in a shower of sparks and coarse language. The sanding was just as difficult. I spent most of my time sanding the end grain to get it clear of saw marks. I used Minwax gloss poly (3 coats) and the clock piece is another from the fine people of Woodcraft of Evansville. I look forward to working with this amazing wood again and delving into more exotic species. The last photo is my first attempt at wood burning to place an insignia for my company. I do not have the hang of it yet, it takes a very steady hand. Long Live the Lumberjocks!





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#1 posted 06-08-2010 02:27 AM

That is some good looking clock that Minwax really shines. Thanks for posting

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#2 posted 06-08-2010 02:29 AM

Beautiful Clock.
The wood selection & finish rocks!

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#3 posted 06-08-2010 02:30 AM

I will have to remember your experience with the wood. My sinuses would revolt if I exposed them to that kind of dust. Very interesting design for the clock. Nice job.

-- Don - Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 06-08-2010 03:41 AM

That’s really beautiful great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-08-2010 04:11 AM

Sorry to hear about the saw and course language, happens sometimes ;-( Very nice clock came out of the deal :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 06-08-2010 04:28 AM

Really sweet job…well done.

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#7 posted 06-08-2010 04:50 AM

Great looking clock. The bloodwood really is a beautiful wood but as you say, it is very hard, dende and heavy. I have been using it and always use a good dust mask.

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#8 posted 06-09-2010 08:34 PM

clocks clocks I love clocks

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 08-23-2010 10:57 PM

Very nice! Bloodwood is one of my favorites :)

-- John

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