|Project by dakotawood||posted 07-06-2012 01:44 AM||6410 views||65 times favorited||46 comments|
I’ve finally completed this craftsman style clock. I don’t know how long it took me, but I’m glad it’s done. Had a couple months away from the shop during this project after my son was born. (His 3 older sisters absolutely love him!!)
First off, huge thanks goes out to LJ. This site is simply great. I received all my inspiration from fellow woodworkers right here. Thank you TJCROSS and rodneyh! You both gave me great ideas and personal tips. (I sure hope you don’t mind that I basically stole your design TJ?!?)
Here’s the specs:
about 18” tall
clock works from Klockit – quartz
Motawi Tile purchased online
I researched quite a bit about the finish I wanted. I experimented on numerous test pieces. Here’s what I ended up going with:
sand to 150g
TransTint dye: dark vintage maple (First time using this. I learned to not do too big of spot at once before wiping up the excess.)
Gen Fin Seal a Cell
Boiled Linseed Oil (trying to make the rays pop even more, don’t know if it helped)
Gen Fin gel stain: Antique Walnut (First time using gel stain. I liked it a lot. Easy and very forgiving.)
Gen Fin Arm R Seal satin x2
I lightly sanded with 320g between most coats
Overall I’m pleased with the finish. The pictures display a bit more red tones than what it really is.
All the pieces are ready for glue up
Testing all the color combinations
(I do some photography for fun as well. Thought I’d share one picture with the flashes in there.)
This was a very fun project. I would very much like to do another clock in the near future.
Thanks for looking!
-- Travis, South Dakota