Fishy Pallet Lumber Mantel Clock

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Project by FloridaArt posted 09-03-2010 10:52 PM 2263 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

July, 2010 – Well, I had these boards from an old weathered pallet, so i decided to plane them enough to accept glue and glue them together. It sat for awhile, because I really had no idea what to make out of it. Then I happened to be in a craft store and noticed they were blowing out some clocks at heavily discounted prices. So I bought one and decided to make this.

The design of it is just something that popped into my head. My friends say it looks like a fish. OK, but I was not trying to make it look like a fish. Funny how stuff happens. The clock cut out was done on the band saw. Turns out the plastic wood filler jug is exactly the right size for this click, so I had a nice circle to guide my cutting.

I applied a light oil-base Minwax stain, and then a few passes with a spray can of Semi-Gloss Lacquer clear. If I knew if would have turned out this nice, I would have used better wood!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 09-03-2010 11:24 PM

Very Cool:

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 09-04-2010 12:05 AM

Very Nice!!

-- Mike, Florida,

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#3 posted 09-04-2010 01:19 AM

I think the wood is beautiful.
Great project.

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#4 posted 09-04-2010 02:19 AM

that’s a really nice box

-- Joe, Ga

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#5 posted 09-04-2010 03:06 AM

Art, I just looked through all the lastest posting. Great looking scrap boxes, and this is a nice use of an old pallet. Love finding thos small things on a clearance and seeing what they can be used for.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 09-04-2010 04:07 PM

Great one! I like it and to use scrap wood from a pallet.
Just Awesome!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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