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Project by edjorgensen posted 818 days ago 2596 views 2 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a clock case I recently made for a man in India. To answer your kind inquiries -
It was made in six months working six days a week. There was a deadline but when we got done it sat wrapped up for weeks before they could pick it up. :) We were all annoyed by that.
My daughter helped me sand it as well as my friends who felt sorry.
Its made from mahogany with a mahogany veneer on every surface no matter how narrow. There is black ebony inlay on the frame, base, and door which was a pain to put in. All the sections were constructed individually and then finished. The finish is varnish hand applied. We don’t spray or use any machine veneer process. They don’t work for stuff like this. All hand veneered and cut with saw or knife. Hey I’m behind the times. It was 8.5 feet tall weighed several hundred pounds done. The house is indeed very huge and I am sure it looked nice. Was not allowed to see pics due to security.

I am 86 now and this is my last big job unless the offer is too good to pass up and I have a lot of help. :)

-- Ed





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Durnik150

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#1 posted 818 days ago

The only word I can think of is WOW!!

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#2 posted 818 days ago

Beautiful

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toxicoval56

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#3 posted 818 days ago

That is beautiful. How will you get it to India? What type of mechanism will go in it?

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#4 posted 818 days ago

Beautiful and Wow are both what I would say. That is mammoth!

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#5 posted 818 days ago

Impressive,amazing, outstanding, unbelievable, fantastic, beyond beautiful !!!!

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#6 posted 818 days ago

that is awesome! i second the ‘how will you get it to india’ question. i do wonder how much shipping would be etc.

also, do you have more pictures and details?

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#7 posted 818 days ago

Great finish on an amazing piece.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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edjorgensen

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#8 posted 818 days ago

Hi and thanks. It was made for a clock maker as a commission. He made the movement. The case was shipped in a crate and the movement in another crate and assembled in India. Shipping was through the roof. :)
We photographed the entire building process, which is pretty cool.

Looking forward to talking more with fellow lumber jocks like myself!

-- Ed

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AKSteve

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#9 posted 818 days ago

Wow that is amazing! tell us more about it, the kind of wood you used and how you assembled it. Welcome to LJ!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#10 posted 818 days ago

Very nice

That finish is jus WOW!

Jamiet

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Woodwrecker

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#11 posted 818 days ago

All of the above comments +1 Ed.
I hope you share your build pictures.
very nice work.

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#12 posted 818 days ago

A masterpiece…!

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#13 posted 818 days ago

Excellent, cant wait to see the build process photos! Looks absolutely stunning

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#14 posted 817 days ago

That’s definitely a WOW project.

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#15 posted 817 days ago

Masterpiece, excellent work. The finish, what is it?

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