|Project by MonteCristo||posted 08-26-2012 04:18 PM||1300 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is a clock I made for a 50th birthday present. The piece of maple comes from the outside of a big tree I took down for a friend. These trees are alive and dead at the same time ! By that I mean that they can have parts that are well along in the decaying process while other parts of the tree are still sound. The wood is therefore very variable in color and hardness. That, combined with the fragmented nature of the piece, requires some care during turning.
This clock is bigger than it probably looks. It’s about 17” in diameter. The minute hand is 4” long for reference. The inner hour markings are walnut while the outer, bigger ones are yellow cedar. It has a tung oil finish.
Not the best pix but putting it on LJs was an afterthought.
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