|Project by choppertoo||posted 12-11-2011 07:34 AM||3282 views||50 times favorited||14 comments|
I made this clock from some scrap couch wood. One of my renters left behind an old couch this wood came from the frame of said couch. What can I say, I have a hard time throwing away perfectly usable wood. : )
I’ve made plenty of wine balancers but this clock design was inspired by Mike Mikutowski. I don’t think he’s an L J but he should be as he does great work. Hopefully, I changed mine enough so as not to have blatantly swiped his idea.
I completed the clock some time ago but only put a finish on it this week. Initially I was not going to finish it as I was only using scrap wood to figure out my balancing points so I could build it again with nicer wood. It sat on the shelf staring at me long enough that I decided I would try my hand at ebonizing the horizontal arm. As long as I went that far I figured I may as well do the rest of it even though the wood has staple holes in it. (From its previous life)
I just oiled the vertical arm and clock face then waxed all of it. The clock face hangs from the horizontal arm by brass pins.
As I loaded up the photos I noticed an older shot I took with another project, my kerf maker. So this was actually the first kerfs I cut using that project.
-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo