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Project by Clayton Whisman posted 02-25-2012 08:41 PM 2185 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Arts and Crafts clock I made as a Christmas gift. Made from Quartersawn White Oak with and dark mission dye. The finish was equal thirds of tung oil, poly and mineral spirits.





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#1 posted 02-25-2012 08:49 PM

Welcome to Ljs
this is an amazing clock great job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-26-2012 12:48 AM

Very well done and I like the face as well : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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George

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#3 posted 02-26-2012 01:11 AM

Do you make your own clock faces?

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

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Clayton Whisman

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#4 posted 02-26-2012 01:46 AM

Thanks Jim!

Thanks Dusty!

luvswood, No I got the clock and face from Schlabaugh & Sons. www.schsons.com

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#5 posted 02-26-2012 06:36 AM

Welcome to LJ’s, beautiful clock, and the finish came out really nice.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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drfunk

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#6 posted 02-26-2012 08:58 AM

Love it! Does this clock chime?

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Clayton Whisman

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#7 posted 02-26-2012 01:17 PM

Thanks Martyroc!

Thanks drfunk! No it doesn’t chime, but you could easily order a clock movement that does. I’m pretty sure the chiming movement would have fit ok.

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Woodbridge

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#8 posted 02-26-2012 05:52 PM

Great looking clock. The dyed quarter sawn oak looks great. I am making a quarter sawn oak chair and would love to have a similar colour. What type of dye did you use?

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Clayton Whisman

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#9 posted 02-26-2012 06:05 PM

Thanks Woodbridge. I used Transtint Dark Mission Brown dye. The 2oz bottle yields about 2 quarts of dye diluted in either alcohol or water. I used alcohol.

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2001718/2463/Dark-Mission-Brown--TransTint-Dyes.aspx

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Mean_Dean

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#10 posted 02-27-2012 07:07 PM

Very nice clock, Clayton!

A question for you: I usually use an equal-part mix of oil-based poly, BLO, and mineral spirits. How do you like the tung oil instead of BLO?

Thanks, and keep up the good work!

-- Dean

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Clayton Whisman

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#11 posted 02-28-2012 01:12 AM

Thanks Dean! There is not much difference (in my experience). I used it in this case because I was out of BLO and had 1/2 a quart left of tung oil that was just going to go bad if I didn’t use it. The tung oil seems to cure out a little darker then BLO other then that, they are about the same (except pure tung oil is more expensive :-) ).

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#12 posted 02-28-2012 01:45 AM

Really nice looking clock sir.

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