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Monterillo Mantle Clock

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Project by RussellAP posted 01-25-2013 04:58 PM 772 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some woods don’t like poly and monterillo is one of them.
It’s so dense that any finish you put on it seems to just puddle in streaks until it lays down.
Montecello is a oily wood like padauk and can really almost repel any attempt to make it shine.
You just have to have patients and lay down a couple coats. Keep it light on the rag or it will gather in the corners.

11×9.5×6 5 lbs.

Hen & Feathers clock is bronze.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-25-2013 05:04 PM

Nice looking wood. Is it related to cocobolo?
Jim

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#2 posted 01-25-2013 05:06 PM

Simple but elegant. Very nice piece.

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#3 posted 01-25-2013 05:15 PM

Monterillo is native to Ecuador, but they tell me they raise them in Africa for wood.

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#4 posted 01-25-2013 05:31 PM

That is Real Nice Russell!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#5 posted 01-25-2013 08:46 PM

That’s a very handsome piece. I always like designs that let the wood itself do the talking.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#6 posted 01-25-2013 09:59 PM

Great combination of the beautiful wood and the bronze clock. Has an heirloom quality.

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#7 posted 01-26-2013 04:15 PM

Really sharp, unique, I like ti

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 01-30-2013 04:11 PM

Wow, that is pretty wood.
In the future, give it a good wipe down with DNA or acetone before you apply finish. You should also do this before gluing. I always hit olive wood, any Dalbergia species, LV, etc with DNA or acetone before I apply finish or glue. I don’t soak it and it flashes off pretty quick. Works like a charm. It also removes all the sanding dust.

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#9 posted 02-05-2013 07:57 PM

Such a dark clock, I love it, where did you get the workings.

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#10 posted 02-05-2013 08:31 PM

I can’t remember without looking it up. No time now. The clock sold for 85$

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