Two Clocks

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Project by bbqking posted 05-04-2008 04:52 AM 1745 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For a long time, I have envisioned a long, low clock that would have been on a desk or table in a smoking lounge in the teens, twenties, or thirties. This is what I have come up with. Also, both clocks are made of the same wood. The “faces” are white oak and the rest is red oak. All the red oak was cut from the same board. The darker treatment is using the iron buff staining I have been talking about. It stains to look a lot like walnut but smells like pickles till you varnish it. Watch out if you try this stain, you will need extra relish for your hot dogs when you go upstairs for a snack.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#1 posted 05-04-2008 04:56 AM

Those are nice!! I really like the one on the right with the contrasting wood colors. Great job!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#2 posted 05-04-2008 05:00 AM

Nice clocks. I like the long low look.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#3 posted 05-04-2008 05:04 AM

These are nice clocks. You did a good job on these.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#4 posted 05-04-2008 05:32 AM

pretty amazing stain you have here ! Quick glance and I would have bet money that it was walnut !

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

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#5 posted 05-04-2008 05:58 AM

Nice contrast between the two frames. The stain is impressive.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 05-04-2008 06:15 AM

Good looking clocks. I am also impressed with your stain.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 05-04-2008 03:01 PM

very well done. I bet these would look great on top of a mantel.

-- JJohn

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