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Project by johnstoneb posted 09-03-2012 02:11 PM 1542 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are 2 clocks I made this summer. The wristwatch clock was from plans now online is mad from walnut and oak. Finished with spar varnish. The second clock I got the inspiration from a clock another LJ member (natedog posted). It is made from purpleheart, walnut, and cherry. Finished with water bourne polyurethane.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 09-03-2012 02:20 PM

Very nice work; congratulations, Bruce.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#2 posted 09-03-2012 03:21 PM

Love that purpleheartwood. I know people all have their own tastes and such, but I am not sure their is a prettier, natural colored wood than purpleheart.

It doesn’t have the nicest grain, not even close when you compare it to figured maple or burled woods. But its natural color and the way it deepens with time is stunning.

Nicely done, on both! Thanks for sharing.

-- "We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." R. Reagan, "The Speech", 1964

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#3 posted 09-03-2012 03:24 PM

I like em both nice work Bruce

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#4 posted 09-03-2012 04:49 PM

Both clocks look great. Nice work.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#5 posted 09-03-2012 05:28 PM

Both look beautifully done. My understanding is that UV will turn your purpleheart brown over time – pity.

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#6 posted 09-03-2012 08:18 PM

They are both beautiful clocks Bruce! Can you give me more info about the clock movement in the 1st photo? (Yes I’m a gear-head, and I like exposed mechanical movements in clocks.)

Thanks,

Dave

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#7 posted 09-03-2012 09:28 PM

Awesome!

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#8 posted 09-03-2012 09:41 PM

I really like the purpleheart also. I found that varnish tend to change the color of the wood to a reddish shade because of the pigments in the varnish. The waterbourne poly tend to try clear and keeps the color a lot closer to the original.
I plan on giving this to my daughter with instructions to keep it out of direct sun if possible. Hopefully that will allow it to retain the color longer.

Dave the movement is from Lee Valley listed as a skeleton clock movement. It comes either round or oval. I used the oval.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#9 posted 09-03-2012 09:55 PM

Great clocks! I’m a sucker for the purpleheart and walnut combo.

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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#10 posted 09-04-2012 02:26 AM

I like em both but really like the wrist watch clock. Nice work…

-- Brock, Illinois

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#11 posted 09-05-2012 02:15 PM

wow, impressive clocks

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#12 posted 09-17-2012 06:46 PM

2 great timepieces love them both..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 12-01-2013 02:56 PM

Very unique and creative timepieces!

I love the wristwatch!!

Thank you, for the Christmas gift inspiration!!!

-- 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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