|Project by Scott Oldre||posted 09-04-2011 12:30 AM||1888 views||9 times favorited||6 comments|
5 clocks made from mahogany, peruvian walnut, jobillo, black walnut, and ebony. Made these for my brothers and sisters who I got to see at the family reunion in MN in July.
Own design, of what I guess would be considered a Prairie type clock. Forgot to take pictures of the hand turned back cover clockwork access. Used tiny disk magnets and some screws, so they just pop off when you need to change a batter or even change the works themselves. Simple quarts movement.
Angle is about 7degrees, and the first time I’d tried anything like this.
Each medallion on the front is hand turned from several types of wood, Peruvian walnut base which has a 3/4 stub on the back to glue into the case, then came the Jobillo, some of my favorite wood to work with…always looks like swirled chocolate. Then a final center piece of ebony. Each one turned a little differently so each sibling has something unique from the other, but similar.
Lot of fun making these, and they looked great.
Each was minwaxed with some dark wipe on. The last picture is before staining/finishing.
-- Scott, Irmo SC