|Project by William||posted 08-18-2012 02:54 AM||2467 views||2 times favorited||49 comments|
This is called the Victorian Queen Clock. It is a Berry Basket Collestion design and the plans can be purchased here.
I made this one out of cottonwood. I usually like to use contrasting woods in clock. Although this is a very nice design though, I just couldn’t figure out a way to use contrast in it that would have looked good to me. So I made it out of cottonwood. The other issue with it I have is the finish. There is none. It is just bare wood. I am not confident enough in my finish spraying skills yet to try and spray anything on this clock. Normally I brush finish on clocks with a lot of fret work. On this clock though, there are some areas that are so delicate that I can blow on them and make the wood move like a leaf in the wind. So I don’t dare try to use a brush on it either. I’m sure I would wind up breaking it.
My wife liked this one so much that she stole it. I’m serious. I snapped all the photos. Then I put away my camera in its case and came back to pick up the clock to put in my front display room and it was gone. I turned and looked at one of my sons and he tattled on his mother. She had grabbed it as soon as my back was turned and took it home. It now resides on her dresser.