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Project by RussellAP posted 453 days ago 704 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.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.





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JR45

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#1 posted 453 days ago

Nice looking wood. Is it related to cocobolo?
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 453 days ago

Simple but elegant. Very nice piece.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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RussellAP

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#3 posted 453 days ago

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

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#4 posted 453 days ago

That is Real Nice Russell!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#5 posted 453 days ago

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

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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#6 posted 453 days ago

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

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#7 posted 452 days ago

Really sharp, unique, I like ti

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 448 days ago

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 442 days ago

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

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#10 posted 442 days ago

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

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