Mantel Clock

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Project by NJK posted 05-17-2011 10:15 PM 1909 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In wood shop i made a mantel clock. I used wenge from Africa. I used it because it looks sweet, with the light and dark grains. It was hard to work with because it was a hard wood but yet it is brital wood, so it liked to splinter out. It was also hard to make sure that my trim was straight because the grain on the wenge is crazy and it goes every which way so when it was straight it look crooked. For my trim I used Maple to contrast with the dark grains. For my clock works I bought one the plays music like a grandfather clock.

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#1 posted 05-17-2011 10:30 PM

Very nice job. I like your attention to detail and the use of contrasting wood. This is a very nice project for someone still in high school. Keep up the good work.

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#2 posted 05-18-2011 01:40 AM

Good use of the Wenge : )
This is the best example of this clock style that I’ve seen made so far !!
Congratulations on this wonderful piece : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 05-18-2011 02:37 AM

Outstanding. I love this style of clock.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#4 posted 05-18-2011 03:13 AM

Love it!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 06-06-2011 03:44 AM

Nice clock I like the contrasting colors

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