|Project by 870pilot||posted 03-11-2011 10:36 PM||3482 views||22 times favorited||18 comments|
This is my first real LJ project, the first submission, a simple shadowbox for classic wood tools. Using some LJ mojo-inspiration and a pattern, I came up with this art deco style clock, the body and base in black walnut and the wings in padauk. This is the first ever working with anything except pine, so it was an education.
I chose the padauk first because the daughter of mine is artsy and colorful and second because it almost matches the clock insert color exactly. I deviated from the plan as it called for routing a channel for the wings in the body. I tried. I failed. I have to get up to speed with the router, tho I was happy with routing the base with the round-over bit.
So I made a new walnut body and attached the wings with micro pocket joinery. Small clock, large amount of skill building for this noob. I finished it with a coat of Watco natural and used my homemade Beall-esque buffing system made up from a $5 motor scrounged at the recycling center to finish it off.
Thanks to all the Jocks (and a shout out to ANDY and BLOCKHEAD, their stuff most fits my aspirations for both project choice and craftsmanship) thus, I’ve been filling up my favorite folder with ideas for the future. Love clocks, love chillin in the garage with my humble tools making things to give and keep.
-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan