|Project by Doug Scott||posted 12-22-2011 11:10 PM||1310 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Working for yourself don’t leave much time for your own projects, but I found some time in the past two months to repair and refinish the Clock that I build in High School,This first thing was that I wanted to rebuild was the base and the feet, cause I never made it with leveler’s , let me explain. I took the base all apart and started with hard wood rails to mount the T-nuts for the adjustable feet, then built all new feet ,cause the original one’s come apart at the corners and instead of trying to fix them , I made new one’s and made a few changes to make them fancier .
Then on to the top , I used the chime board that come with the clock when it was shipped , So I changed that and made it more solid, then I cut Fancy holes in the upper hood to let the chimes sound louder, covered them from the inside with cloth.
Then I just had the clock face mounted on a piece of paneling from the back, I must have run out of time to finish the clock , (Got in a hurry with a few things) So, I did it the right way and made a frame around the face of the clock to mount to , (Looks better too)
And last I added a fancy overlay of veneer and trimmed around it on the base of the clock, ( It was plain and flat before) I should have took photo’s of it before I started. then I made the inside curved molding myself, If you have never tried this your self, it’s a little tricky , I’m going to take time and photograph how It is done and show how it’s done , on this web suite, Keep watch for it .I still have a few small things to do to the doors , when the trim gets here.
Didn’t think it would take three weeks to complete, I could have built one from start to finish in that amount of time. ( I think )
I guess one takes more time on some thing for themselves. Now it taking the time to get the time set and running that takes a long time.
-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI