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Project by RockyBlue posted 02-18-2012 04:16 AM 2194 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished 3 more slab clocks for gifts to the family men that help me log the High Rockies. The smaller clock with the bark edges is a gift for my high school woodshop teacher in appreciation for all the skills he taught me 11 years ago. The clocks have 6” faces.
Finish is Watco natural danish oil and satin poly.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.coloradobeetlekillfurniture.com





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SisQMark

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#1 posted 02-18-2012 04:43 AM

Very nice clocks. Well done, I like the pine you work with, it’s really cool stuff.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#2 posted 02-18-2012 06:45 AM

Very nice clocks, and I’m sure your woodworking teacher will appreciate his. I’m 66 years old, I took woodworking back in my old school days, and my woodworking teacher is still alive at the age of 95 and bright as a whip. I haven’t seen him since I finished school as I now live 3,000 miles away, but I sure would love to see him again. Nice work on the clocks, happy woodworking.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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#3 posted 02-18-2012 05:49 PM

Wow those are all really cool

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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TZH

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#4 posted 02-18-2012 09:16 PM

Nice!!!! The pine beetle you’re using is really showing the blue/gray stain nicely, isn’t it? Goes almost all the way through the wood. Most of the stuff I’ve found doesn’t go that far into the wood. Great find! Can I ask why you decided to use natural Watco danish oil and satin in lieu of epoxy resin as your finish? Many of the clocks I see use the epoxy resin, but this really looks nicer, in my opinion. Great job!

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#5 posted 02-19-2012 12:53 AM

You can’t get more unique than these. very nice clocks.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-19-2012 12:58 AM

You can’t get more unique than these. very nice clocks.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 02-19-2012 03:15 AM

TZH
I decided against the high gloss epoxy because of glare. If the clocks were hung near a light or a window where sunlight could hit it, the reflection would be too bright to see the numbers and hands. The reflective gloss would also make it hard to see the grain colors if viewed from an angle. The two clocks I made for myself are both hung in areas where reflection would be a problem. I found a short log with the blue going almost to the center near the top of Gore Pass. I took a trailer load of logs from there and they have the most blue I’ve ever seen. I plan to go back this summer and do more logging.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.coloradobeetlekillfurniture.com

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#8 posted 02-20-2012 01:57 AM

Very nice. You do a great job and I think that is a great gift.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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