Walnut & Curly Oak Wall Clock

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Project by JohnGreco posted 10-15-2010 12:34 AM 1435 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most recent project, curly oak framed out by walnut. The walnut as a sliver of oak at 12, 3, 6, and 9 and the oak has a sliver of walnut.

Finished with 3 coats of tung oil, then knocked the final sheen off just a bit so there wouldn’t be glare. I wanted to be sure to let those little slivers of wood (about 3/16” wide) show clearly.

Measures 8 1/4” x 8 1/4” x 3/4”.

Thanks for looking!

-- John

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#1 posted 10-15-2010 12:43 AM

Very nice design. love the wood

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#2 posted 10-15-2010 03:57 PM

Thanks! :)

-- John

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#3 posted 10-15-2010 04:06 PM

Nice touch with the details.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#4 posted 10-15-2010 04:14 PM

I think that that design makes a nice looking clock and you did a good job on it.

-- 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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#5 posted 10-15-2010 05:51 PM

Nice clock John. We have clock in our kitchen that only has the 12,3,6 and 9 and I stand there for ages trying to work out what time it is. I love the wood and the accents. Is it just butt jointed together or did you use dowels or biscuits?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#6 posted 10-15-2010 05:59 PM

Thanks, folks.

Brit- This one is butt jointed but I’ll probably have other versions with dowels, I’m a big fan of dowel reinforced joinery.

-- John

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#7 posted 10-17-2010 04:39 AM

Extremely attractive. Love the rich warm look.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#8 posted 10-25-2010 06:46 PM

Thanks, Vicki :)

-- John

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#9 posted 10-25-2010 08:38 PM

Really dig the design on this…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 10-30-2010 03:37 AM

nice – i like the way the sapwood on the walnut complements the oak. those inlays are clever, too.

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#11 posted 10-30-2010 02:17 PM

Thanks a lot :)

-- John

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