|Project by mauibob||posted 06-17-2010 02:02 AM||3265 views||9 times favorited||20 comments|
After making a version of this clock face for a Christmas present last year for my wife (see my earlier posting for more details), I decided to make another in the form of a mantle clock. The parquetry design for the 24-point clock face is made of birdseye maple and sapele veneers embedded in burl walnut, and the fan inlays are made of the same veneers. The design (inlays and skirt form) was inspired by a Hepplewhite tall case design from the first quarter of the 19th century.
The case is made of chechen rosewood, a wood which can possess some really wild figure. I was a bit concerned that the case figure would take away from the clock inlay, but it seems to work OK.
-- Bob, Potomac, MD