|Project by Pookwood||posted 11-19-2011 04:35 PM||1241 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is the second bracket clock that I made. The clock case is made entirely out of Bubinga. I have to admit, Bubinga is a tough wood to work with. I have made a few padlocks with this wood, but not at a large scale like this clock case and what a nightmare it was. Cutting the pieces was easy, routing the pieces was a different story. I ended up dulling down some nice bits and resharpening them just to get the results I needed to finish the case. Originally the case was going to have a door on the front that swung open, but that changed when trying to drill holes to mount hinges became so frustrating that I was busting drill bits off in the wood and when I successfully did get the holes drilled, I had to worry about busting the screws off in the wood…..definitely some tough wood….I decided to make it a false door instead and still have access to the mechanics of the movement through the back of the case. It came out pretty nice, but a nightmare to build. The movement is a Seiko movement from klockit. It plays chimes in Westminster and Whittington. Kind of an eerie sounding chime, the sound is a cross between a bell, an out of tune old piano and a gong. Not what I was looking for in a chiming movement….sounds sort of spooky… it is pretty though. Thanks.