Tiger Maple and PurpleHeart Clock

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Project by Dusty56 posted 04-21-2008 03:58 AM 4494 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like to collect scraps of wood that others have cast aside and make useful items from them….I hope you like my projects : )
Finished with Minwax Woodsheen “Natural” .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-21-2008 04:18 AM


This is a gorgeous clock. The tiger maple and the purpleheart contrast nicely.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-21-2008 04:45 AM

I do like it! Amazing that someone would through that piece away. Really nice job. I like how you put the clock insert off-center.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#3 posted 04-21-2008 06:40 AM

Great looking clock!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 04-21-2008 03:53 PM

great looking clock. I love how the tiger maple really contrasts the purpleheart. great job!

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#5 posted 04-21-2008 09:19 PM

I like the clock but I think that the clock face doesn’t fit with the project. I’d expect to see a silver or brushed ring around a very plain or sterile face. The clock is so modern and the face is very Victorian. The face you chose for the clock in the third picture is much more like it though!

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#6 posted 04-22-2008 03:33 AM

The different design make it stand out for many reason. The wood selection is special. The tiger maple and the purpleheat go well together and you offset the clock to miss the tiger maple strips. This give the clock visual interest. It will look great on a special desk or as you show it on a small shelf. Thats for posting.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#7 posted 12-30-2008 07:33 AM

LOVE IT!! Dusty, how did you join it to the purpleheart?

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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matt garcia

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#8 posted 01-15-2009 05:02 AM

Dusty, I’m going to borrow this clock design for a clock for my boss!! I think this is great, and I think he’ll like it!! Hope you don’t mind!!! I have a nice piece of maple that would do it justice!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#9 posted 01-15-2009 08:15 AM

Hi Matt, After seeing the quality of your other projects , I’m more than happy to have you borrow from me . I’m sure yours will surpass the original .
Both the top and bottom were just “scraps” collecting dust until I decided to do something with them .Be sure to send me , or post your project pics here : ) If you need any measurements , etc., just ask .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 02-04-2009 08:47 PM

I love the simple yet elegant design. I have tons of curly maple and purleheart in my shop. I am definitely going to do this. Although, mine will have some laser engraving embellishing.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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