|Project by jack1||posted 02-28-2011 01:03 AM||1615 views||11 times favorited||19 comments|
I’m going to New Orleans the 10th of March, (not crazy about crowds so it’s after Mardi Gras), to hang out with best friends from “way back when” for a few days. We all grew up in New Bedford, MA but have scattered. I’m in Herald, California, Dave is in New Orleans, LA, Bob lives in Newport, New Hampshire and Tom stayed the closest to home in Fairhaven, MA. (We started doing this two years ago because we hadn’t see each other for 42 years figuring we couldn’t wait another 42)!
Since we’re all officially retired and just mostly wander around all day, I thought we should have an appropriate timepiece. I made 4 matching clocks with one hand that shows the day of the week, and what part of the day it is, (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)! The dark gray is to remind us when we’re supposed to sleep and the white part is for staying awake, mostly, I guess… (Gotta do something to help us guys with “Old-Timers”). ;0)
The frames themselves are pieces of the darkest Poplar you’ve ever seen. It went from a dark green to almost a black walnut color. I used mitre joints for the frames with “TiteBond II” and pin nails. I stained them with “Min-Wax” ebony, used a spray poly and hand buffed with Johnson’s floor wax which is my usual way to finish pieces. There is glass plate fixed to rabbets and the face of the clock is mounted on red luan which is also mounted on deeper rabbets further back from the glass.
The movement came from “Klockit” as did the face and hand.
Hope you like it!
-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!