|Project by Jesse||posted 07-26-2010 05:17 AM||1412 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Hi everyone, this is my first dive into the field of woodworking! My father has been doing woodworking and craftsmanship for decades and I decided it’s time for me to take my first steps. What better inspiration then building something for my beautiful daughter?! I’ve seen this same clock pattern already posted on Lumberjocks and it gave me inspiration to keep working on mine. ( Thanks OttoH)
This one is made of 1×12 Fir and finished with a red stain and two poly coats.
My clock is riddled with mistakes but I learned a lot while working on it.
This was my first time using a band saw, first time using a router, and my first time grumping about how much sanding I was doing. Since completing this one a few days ago, I started to work on a second clock of this same pattern. So far, I’m much happier with this one:( Nothing replaces good ol’ fashion patience and dedication to completing the steps as prescribed. For the second clock I am laminated a slice of Poplar between sheets of Fir for an attractive stripe through the middle of the project. Turns out the end grain of the poplar doesn’t stain very nicely and it boldly emphasizes each and every saw mark that remained after sanding:(
Oh well, I will finish it anyway…maybe the salvation army will still want it when I’m done lol.