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Project by TJCROSS posted 08-03-2011 07:24 AM 4086 views 18 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a new clock I finished a few days ago. I posted a picture of another clock made in this same pattern but this one sits on a shelf and has some nice wood. QSWO with etched hammered copper face and pendulum and ceramic scarab tiles. Customer gets it tomorrow. Thanks for looking!

-- www.theartsandcraftsstudio.com





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 08-03-2011 09:52 AM

Well done, this is really nice. it has some hints of G&G as well.

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

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#2 posted 08-03-2011 11:29 AM

Great wood selection and overall design !!

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

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 08-03-2011 12:20 PM

another master piece …. your customer will be thrilled

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Maveric777

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#4 posted 08-03-2011 12:32 PM

Another very attractive clock…. I really like this one… Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 08-03-2011 01:22 PM

This is an eye catcher. It’s a nice clock and seems to be very well made.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 08-03-2011 03:09 PM

Interesting design and beautiful wood.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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rodneyh

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#7 posted 08-03-2011 03:51 PM

That’s an amazing clock. Can you describe your finish process? I’ve been using Jeff Jewitt’s recipes for recreating a Stickley Centennial finish. It’s pretty good, but I can’t seem to make the flakes stand out like this finish.

Thanks

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RogerBean

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#8 posted 08-03-2011 04:35 PM

Lovely work.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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tbone

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#9 posted 08-03-2011 05:32 PM

Very nice work. Top of the line.
I have some questions, though.
Is it battery powered? or wind-up?
Does it chime?
Did you do the metal work yourself, and if so, are the numerals stenciled, etched, hand-painted?

Thanks for sharing.

-- Kinky Friedman on gay marriage: "They should have the right to be just as miserable as the rest of us."

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TJCROSS

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#10 posted 08-03-2011 07:55 PM

Thanks for the compliments.

rodneyh- I started with an aniline dye. Dark mission brown (not diluted too much) when it’s dry I sand it back down with 400 to really expose the rays then apply another coat of dye (more diluted). When dry I rub in a coat of boiled linseed oil. Then when that’s dry I hand rub several coats of tung oil finish. I have also used shellac after the linseed oil on some. After the sealer I apply dark brown Briwax. There’s probably a zillion ways to do this but this works for me.

tbone- This one has a quartz movement. One way you can tell is that a mechanical movement has to be wound so there will be holes in the face for the winding arbors. No chimes on this one. I do the metal work.The numbers are etched into the metal, then hammered and then a patina is applied.

-- www.theartsandcraftsstudio.com

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jack

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#11 posted 08-03-2011 10:43 PM

Love the look, really like the copper,I would like to know how to work the copper.

-- All about wood..

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Tim Kindrick

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#12 posted 08-03-2011 11:27 PM

I want that clock!! I want that wood!! I want the talent to build something so beaufiful!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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swirlsandburls

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#13 posted 08-03-2011 11:43 PM

Very nice piece, the figure jumps off the page, and the metalwork outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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Dark_Lightning

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#14 posted 08-04-2011 03:57 AM

Yet another nice clock! I think this is my favorite of all! If I understand correctly, the shelf below doesn’t go with the clock? It looks really nice with/on the shelf, in any event.

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mpounders

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#15 posted 08-04-2011 06:28 AM

Great design and really impressive finish….thanks for posting the details on that.

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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