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Project by TJCROSS posted 07-01-2010 03:38 AM 3370 views 15 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine gave me a pickup load of red oak scraps. Now I normally use QSWO for my pieces but I couldn’t turn it down, so I made some Mission style clocks out of it. Since the grain isn’t as interesting as the QSWO I stained these with an ebony finish. Gives it an antique look I think. Face and pendulum are etched nickel silver and then hand hammered. I added some Paua shell cabochons in the corners for a splash of color. Thanks for looking…

-- www.theartsandcraftsstudio.com





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pashley

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#1 posted 07-01-2010 03:44 AM

You’re putting me to shame! Good work, as usual….!!

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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#2 posted 07-01-2010 03:49 AM

Cool clock

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#3 posted 07-01-2010 04:11 AM

Very cool! Really like the look of this one….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 07-01-2010 04:51 AM

Nicely done.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 07-01-2010 05:10 AM

nice. mind if i ask what process you used to ebonize it?

-- jesse

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#6 posted 07-01-2010 05:38 AM

I really like your designs. This is another winner. Great job!

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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Rick

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#7 posted 07-01-2010 09:47 AM

This is a Beautiful Clock! Black and Silver Face compliment each other very nicely. The Clock Face is a Nice in itself. Great Job!

-- Can You Hear The Toilet Flushing?

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#8 posted 07-01-2010 11:10 AM

nicest clock I’ve seen for a long time… well done Buddy

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#9 posted 07-01-2010 12:23 PM

Have to agree, very nice!

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#10 posted 07-01-2010 04:28 PM

Where did you find the ebony finish, please share, I really like the pins through the tendons on the side, a very nice touch.

-- Dave, from ND "The mind is an infinitely long workbench, and its cluttered with half-finished thoughts and ideas, sometimes we need to clear off the workbench and start again from step one."

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#11 posted 07-01-2010 08:29 PM

Thanks LJ’s for the nice commments. Finishing is not one of my strong areas so I wing it most of the time. I’m not sure if this is ebonized or just a really dark color but this is what I used. I stained it first with Homestead Transfast Dark Mission Brown dye. Lightly sanded with 400 then stained it with Minwax Ebony stain. 3 coats lacquer sanded between coats then dark brown Briwax. That’s it. I couldn’t get it dark enough with just the dye and the Ebony stain was worse by it’s self so this is what I came up with.

-- www.theartsandcraftsstudio.com

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#12 posted 07-01-2010 09:22 PM

I sure love clocks,, this one is a really great design, great job..

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

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#13 posted 07-02-2010 02:33 AM

Great clock. Really nice design.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#14 posted 07-02-2010 11:47 PM

Very nicely done!

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#15 posted 07-06-2010 10:46 PM

sweet. I love the black and blue. Very crisp.

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