Walnut and Bronze Clock

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Project by WirelessWoodworker posted 10-30-2017 06:08 PM 608 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

8 years ago this past week I managed to convince my beautiful wife to marry me. We find it fun to follow the traditional anniversary gift ideas by year and this year was the “Bronze” anniversary (along with pottery, but I thought bronze would be a little more interesting!). This clock was what I came up with and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.

This was the first time I’ve worked with bronze, but it was fairly easy to shape. I cut a circular mold to the right diameter and cut the bronze to size, then matched that diameter on the edges of the walnut. The walnut was milled by my wife’s grandfather decades ago from some lake property in their family, so is fairly sentimental to both of us (we were married there also). A few coats of danish oil brought out the beauty in the wood.

I hope that you enjoy – it made my wife cry, so did it’s job I think!

-- Tim, Delaware,

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#1 posted 10-30-2017 07:55 PM

Beautiful clock – the bronze and walnut make a great combination. You are correct, bronze is much more interesting than pottery (I just completed a bronze metal jewelry class at the local art center so I might be prejudiced.) Thanks for sharing, and best wishes for many more happy years together.

-- Leafherder

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#2 posted 10-30-2017 10:10 PM

This is a beautiful clock.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 10-31-2017 10:52 PM

Great material combo as well as thinking outside the box
Who said ya hafta have numbers ? lol

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 11-01-2017 01:42 AM

Great concept with a good story. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 11-01-2017 11:30 AM

A wonderful piece of art!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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