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Project by TJCROSS posted 11-03-2010 04:56 AM 22098 views 122 times favorited 92 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have already posted one of these clocks before but this is one I just finished for a client and I really like the tiger rays in this oak so I thought I would share. Same as before quarter sawn white oak, etched and hammered copper with pinned mortise and tenon construction. Thanks for looking!


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#1 posted 11-03-2010 04:58 AM

Super!!! Love the look.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#2 posted 11-03-2010 05:00 AM

Very Beautiful!

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#3 posted 11-03-2010 05:01 AM

Beautiful a fantastic clock, love the wood a fine build.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#4 posted 11-03-2010 05:01 AM

It’s getting harder and harder to pick a favorite out of all the beautiful clocks you’ve posted.
That tiger ray oak is really something.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#5 posted 11-03-2010 05:02 AM

This is a absolute beauty of a clock. The wood and finish are eye candy for the woodworking soul. Nice work and by the way could you go into detail about the finish, was it fume? Thanks for sharing this gem…BC

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#6 posted 11-03-2010 05:03 AM

super clock. Love all the details. Very nice matching on the grain.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#7 posted 11-03-2010 05:08 AM

Great matching of the ray’s on the Oak. Wonderful clock.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 11-03-2010 05:10 AM

Beautiful wood in the hands of a master craftsman. Outstanding piece TJ… as are all of your clocks. But I agree this one is really special. That copper face and the work you did on the pendulum… really stunning. Thanks for letting us see it!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#9 posted 11-03-2010 05:13 AM

Man, I love this! Congrats on your results. What kind of internals did you use?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#10 posted 11-03-2010 05:15 AM

Ab-so-LUTE-ly beautiful.

And the QSWO was THE perfect choice !

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 11-03-2010 05:26 AM

blackcherry- I use water based dyes. I start off in this case with a dark mission brown then sand it with 400. Next I put on a coat of med walnut dye. When it’s dry I spray it with two coats of Deft sanding sealer to lock in the color. Lightly sand with 400 and then about three coats of lacquer, sanding between coats, and finish it off with dark brown Briwax. The dark brown wax fills the open grain and gives it more of an aged look. I have also used Tung oil and given them a hand rubbed finish. I like this as well but it takes longer to put on as many coast as I like. Thanks for all the comments. I appreciate it.


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#12 posted 11-03-2010 05:31 AM

Beautiful grain pattern swirling across the clock
This is gorgeous!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#13 posted 11-03-2010 05:32 AM

Terry- The customer wanted a quartz movement. I really like mechanical movements but they are more costly, can take some time to adjust, alot more time to install and not as acurate as quartz. But I love the tic toc sound that they make..


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#14 posted 11-03-2010 05:46 AM

wow that is an awesome grain! great clock! looks really well built and well planned. I’m sure the customer will love it. Thanks for sharing

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#15 posted 11-03-2010 06:01 AM

This is a fantastic build ! absolutely agree with all above. Never knew Oak could be so eye catching ! Great craftsmanship.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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