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Project by DrJosh posted 1064 days ago 868 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mantle clock that I built for my mom and dad as a present for their 5oth wedding anniversary. I went to the Woodcraft store looking for mahogany and was unimpressed with what they had, but then I found sipo utile. I was told that it is in the mahogany family. This is a wonderful wood. Its has very consistant color and grain, its easy to work and its finished well. The finish is three applications of wipe-on Watco danish oil and a coat of minwax finishing paste wax. The back panel is some prefinished maply ply that I had in the shop that had some figure to it (hard to see in the pics, sorry). The back is held in play with a series of recessed rare-earth magnets.

-- Josh....in Nashville, TN





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1064 days ago

That’s

so pretty

I bet they loved

it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1064 days ago

Very nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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christopheralan

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#3 posted 1064 days ago

I have also found utile in the last couple of months. It is a great wood. Beautiful job!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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mcoyfrog

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#4 posted 1063 days ago

Sweet I love clocks..

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

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DrJosh

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#5 posted 1063 days ago

Thanks to all for the compliments.My wife and I made the drive to PA from Nashville today. I’ll be giving the clock to mom and dad at the celebration planned in a few days.

-- Josh....in Nashville, TN

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