|Project by OttoH||posted 07-08-2010 02:08 AM||3732 views||7 times favorited||16 comments|
Here is yet another Dancing Clock from the Wood Magazine pattern by Paul Meisel. I made this one for a fund raiser for an employee that has been off work for the past eight months due to lung cancer. It will go into a silent auction this Friday the 9th of July.
This one is made out of crafters pine, it has two coats of a Pecan stain and two coats of a semi-gloss polyurethane. As with every project I learned a bit more about the right way to do things instead of the Otto way. If I were to do it again I would definitely invest in a circle cutter for the face cutout, and I would cut the arms attached to the middle body piece instead of trying to shape them to fit and gluing them on afterwards. I will probably make a couple more of these for Christmas presents this year, and will put what I learned to use then.
For the most part I am happy with my first attempt at this clock, like all of us that woodwork I know where the “unique features” are in every piece I do and they glare at me even when they are not noticeable to others.
-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD