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Project by blockhead posted 01-12-2012 02:56 AM 2096 views 8 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co-worker asked me if I could make him a clock with a few wood combos as a gift for someone. He really couldn’t decide if he wanted a clock or a box so we decided a clock with a semi hidden drawer in the base. He wanted to keep it simple and not too fussy.
The face is bookmatched figured black walnut with spalted maple plugs and the stem is spalted maple and padauk with a strip of wenge in the middle. The base is more spalted maple and padauk with figured black walnut. The drawer is African mahogany with a removable quartersawn lacewood divider. The bottom is lined with tan suede. I sanded the black paint off the aluminum hands and sanded those to 12k grit which gave them a polished look.
My apologies for the poor photos. Still trying to figure out this new camera. Anyway, thanks for looking and any comments/critiques are welcomed.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.





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#1 posted 01-12-2012 02:58 AM

Very nice, great design and wonderful job.

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#2 posted 01-12-2012 03:08 AM

Really nice design and the colors are great!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#3 posted 01-12-2012 03:29 AM

Another cool clock Brad good good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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blockhead

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#4 posted 01-12-2012 03:31 AM

Thanks for the comments guys!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#5 posted 01-12-2012 06:20 AM

Very nice design. I really like what you chose for a combination of woods.

-- Brock, Illinois

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#6 posted 01-12-2012 12:27 PM

A very attractive clock plus original and well done Brad.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-12-2012 02:20 PM

very futuristic with a gr8 combo of woods

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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SPalm

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#8 posted 01-12-2012 03:13 PM

Hey Brad,
Lookin’ good.
Nice wood combo too.

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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blockhead

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#9 posted 01-12-2012 03:59 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#10 posted 01-12-2012 04:56 PM

Cool looking clock!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 01-12-2012 05:07 PM

This is great! For me, this is the best part of woodworking – producing something that is original and creative (i.e. something you cannot buy in a store).

This piece is an inspiration.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#12 posted 01-12-2012 07:16 PM

Brad, thats a cool looking klock.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#13 posted 01-12-2012 07:26 PM

Beautiful Brad !!! Love the wood combination and the unique design. That is a very nice piece of Walnut you used for the clock itself! Fantastic job !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#14 posted 01-12-2012 11:09 PM

I love the figure in the face. Fantastic project!

(The greatest woodworking show mankind has ever conceived is now online!)

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blockhead

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#15 posted 01-13-2012 01:52 PM

Thanks much for the comments LJ’s!
@ Rich- That’s exactly what he said when he came to me. He wanted something he could not buy in a store. Thanks!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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