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Project by William posted 08-18-2012 02:54 AM 2384 views 2 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/





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#1 posted 08-18-2012 03:05 AM

Very nice work William, the amount of detail is incredible. Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 08-18-2012 03:13 AM

Majestic project and very well made. It should last a lifetime, only time will tell.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#3 posted 08-18-2012 03:48 AM

This “Victorian Queen Clock”, proves you are the King of scroll!!! Well done, William.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 08-18-2012 03:53 AM

Wow, that detail is amazing.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 08-18-2012 03:58 AM

A whole lot of scrolling went into this one ! Amazing !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#6 posted 08-18-2012 04:06 AM

A WOW! from me too! That is an incredible work of art!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 08-18-2012 09:27 AM

WOW!

William that is a serious piece of work

I cant blame Mum for pinching it

You could be very Victorian and put it

in a glass case?

Spraying would be best with a very weak

mix of finish and a couple of coats.

jamie

My Missus also likes it :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 08-18-2012 10:01 AM

There are not enough words to express my feelings toward this work or art. This should be placed in a place where millions could see your work. It would be a shame to sell anything like this or for any one person to only enjoy.
I have no suggestions on the finish but it sure needs to be protected. You almost need to make a glass case to keep it in.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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#9 posted 08-18-2012 10:15 AM

no wonder she took it, good move on her part, a very beautiful piece, with so much time involved…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Gator

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#10 posted 08-18-2012 10:35 AM

That is just .. crazy.. nice… I could not imagine the time you would put into that.. what an amazing job.

Gator

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#11 posted 08-18-2012 11:08 AM

Amazing work. How much time did that take?

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#12 posted 08-18-2012 12:00 PM

This is unbelievable William! The detail is way off the charts…..... you are very patient! Nicely done.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Roger

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#13 posted 08-18-2012 12:15 PM

SuperScroller you are. Wow!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#14 posted 08-18-2012 12:18 PM

Opps, Somebody bring me some glue. William will never know that I broke it…..

William, This is incredible. I haven’t seen this many holes in a piece of wood since I sited in my shotgun…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#15 posted 08-18-2012 12:29 PM

Rattle can spray finish, like Deft lacquer would be an option. Thin coats would prevent runs . If it has no finish dusting it could be a nightmare. Even with a finish it is going to be a wicked dust catcher. Beautiful work!

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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