|Project by bigpops0259||posted 01-16-2007 03:06 AM||3174 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
A friend was in Germany in military, called me and said he was touring Kieninger clock/gift shop, and told the owner I always wanted one of their clocks, and was a wood worker. So they agreed to sell him the works 2 years ago. It took a year to get back from Germany, since he was deployed. So in the mean time he bet me that I could not make the cabinet to the Kieninger standard. I looked throu my stock of lumber and remembered I had about 60 ft. of curly maple and 20 ft. of quilted curly maple. I had planned to make a crib for my daughter, but she has not needed that yet. So the wood was used. I designed the plan four times before I cut a board. Quanity was limited. I started the project in June 06. curly maple is the complete base and frame to top of lyre/curio area. The top, well I made three plywood frames and tore them apart and started over. It was the hard part to make work with weight and lyre set backs. I used all quilted curly maple to construct the clock box,trim and glass frames. Then came the stain, the grain and wood pattern would not show well with light stains, so Minwax Red Mahogany was the one that let the grain stand out the most. three coats with sanding between coats Minwax Antique Oil finish was the way to go with all the corners and hard to reach areas. Brass accents, shelf pins and sleeves, I thought made the Brass clock work and cabinet come together. A few missing parts, had to be retrived to complete. But Jan. 10, 07 glass was in and it was complete. So now the friend says, I owe him one, he brought two back from Germany.
-- Marty Ohio