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Project by capsfan posted 02-24-2008 at 07:11 PM 873 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The walnut used to be a floor joist in a barn circa 1840’s. A friend was able to salvage a bunch of it when his neighbor decided it was time for a new barn. I guess you can’t complain about getting 160 years use out a building. Unfortunately I could only manage to get a few chunks of it.

The movement and feet came from Klockit. The brass accent came from the local hardware store.

I used a walnut danish oil to get the color I wanted and followed that up with three coats of tung oil.

-- We can't all be heroes, somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. (Will Rogers 1879-1935)





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#1 posted 02-24-2008 at 07:17 PM

Nicely finished. Gotta love how that older wood comes out looking. Glad you could get a few pieces, around here they are constantly demolishing the older houses and barns and it all just disappears.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 02-24-2008 at 07:26 PM

Wow, that old walnut looks great, lucky break to get your hands on that. Very nice clock.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#3 posted 02-24-2008 at 08:15 PM

It is nice to have friends like this. The woodworking on the clock is gorgeous. Walnut and brass go well together.

thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-24-2008 at 08:20 PM

Beautiful work! Is the clock “tick-tock” (wind up movement) or “buzz…” electric battery? Either way it looks traditional to complement the age of the wood.

-- AllWood

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#5 posted 02-24-2008 at 10:21 PM

Beautiful clock – interesting story, about the age of the wood. I’d call it a 160 year old clock with modern clock works.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#6 posted 02-24-2008 at 10:44 PM

A very good clock and great use as recycled wood. I hope all of the wood was kept and not trashed.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 02-25-2008 at 02:26 AM

Very impressive clock. goes well with the other furniture.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 02-25-2008 at 04:26 AM

the wood is gorgeous!
I like how the brass piece copies the edge of the wood

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 02-26-2008 at 08:42 AM

Beautiful clock. Love that walnut. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 02-26-2008 at 02:19 PM

Now your clock needs to function for 160 more years. Very nice workmanship.

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