Fretwork Clock

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Project by jerrells posted 07-05-2012 01:37 PM 2101 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fretwork clock that I just finished. There is more than a little story behind this one. Originally I used one type of finish on the clock and thought I was through. Well the next morning when I looked at it the finish was horrable. Runs, light and dark spots and generally unacceptable. I posted on my BLOG to try and find an answer. Very good responses all around. I had said when I started making projects that they would be the best I could produce, no short cuts and no cover ups. I had two choices. Try and sand the finish off or start over. Well as the sanding idea could not hurt so I tried that. The sanding worked great and what turned out is a very interesting finish. Inside the fret cuts the old stain remains and is darker and the faces, with new stain, is lighter. Those who have seen it like the interesting contrast. It has a picture frame style back and a simple clock insert.

This item will be placed in The Crafter’s Co-op, the store where I sell most of my product.

Thanks for looking.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#1 posted 07-05-2012 02:04 PM

You did a real nice job on this. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 07-05-2012 02:53 PM

It turned out great. No one would ever know the finish wasn’t meant to be like that. It looks beautiful.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 07-05-2012 03:53 PM

Beautiful work as always, Jerrell! it looks lovely. I agree with the other – you would never know that there was a problem with the finish. It looks amazing! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 07-07-2012 01:09 AM

Well Done!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Rick S.

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 06:38 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks for Posting!


-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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