|Project by GodofBiscuits||posted 09-14-2012 07:53 PM||3376 views||11 times favorited||8 comments|
These are two Greene and Greene style clocks I built using the Wood magazine plans. The clocks are made using a ribbon Mahogany that truly has to be seen in person to appreciate. the chatoyance the grain gives off is beautiful. I built the Mountain Scene tiled clock per the plans but omitted the side ebony splines for the Gamble house tiled clock. I like the cleaner look without the side ebony splines. The clocks are finished using a single coat of shellac sanded to 400 then five thin coats of Arm-R-Seal Satin finish. I then sanded the clocks with 1500 grit to remove any nibs or dust left in the finish. The plugs are full size rather than the shouldered plugs the plans called for and if I had it to do over again, I would use true ebony instead of the hardwood/sharpy trick. The sharpy marker never truly dried and made the first coat of shellac a challenge to say the least.
-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?