Fretwork Clock

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Project by jerrells posted 777 days ago 1079 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 777 days ago

You did a real nice job on this. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 777 days ago

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 777 days ago

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 776 days ago

Well Done!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#5 posted 776 days ago

Very Nice Project! Thanks for Posting!


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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