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Burl Clock (Myrtle Wood)

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Project by Trev_Batstone posted 08-26-2011 05:36 PM 1751 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the finished project with the Myrtle wood burl that I picked up last month while travelling through southern Oregon. After some fine sanding, I applied orange oil to the wood, then later, three coats of varnish. Clock supplies are from Lee Valley. I was thinking of adding something else to the front, such as a carved wooden flower or such just to fill some of the empty space on the front of the burl, but my onlookers disagreed and said it would look better just displaying the natural wood grains as seen here. This burl clock is now hanging in the living room of our home.. I wanted to hang it in my workshop, but the wife diisagreed, saying it was too beautiful to be in the workshop.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.





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Don Clark

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#1 posted 08-26-2011 07:09 PM

That looks nice. I like the open space as well.

-- Don, www.happybungalow.com

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learnin2do

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#2 posted 08-26-2011 08:50 PM

I like it just like it is!!
It is way to pretty to collect sawdust -or maybe you have a clean shop :)

-what type of myrtle!

-- christine

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Trev_Batstone

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#3 posted 08-27-2011 07:26 AM

Christine, I believe it’s Fiddleback Myrtle, but not 100% sure on that.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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