|Project by Mosquito||posted 12-20-2012 04:50 AM||1886 views||2 times favorited||24 comments|
Anyone who watches Paul Sellers’ Woodworking Masters Class videos will recognize these. They are essentially that design. I made the clock narrower, deeper, and shorter. I did this with the intent for them to be desk/mantle clocks instead of wall hanging.
The one of the left is made out of poplar, and finished with 5-6 coats of Danish Oil. The one on the right is made out of mahogany and finished with 2 coats of Shellac and paste wax. Both of them use 50mm clock inserts. The poplar one was meant to be a “prototype” of my design changes, and just to see how well I could pull it off, before doing it in Mahogany. I liked it enough to finish it and will probably give both as Christmas gifts.
Overall I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. I used strictly hand tools with the exception of a cordless drill for the clock insert holes.
Some more “in progress” pictures of both: