LumberJocks

Monterillo Mantle Clock

  • Advertise with us
Project by RussellAP posted 01-25-2013 04:58 PM 815 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.





10 comments so far

View Jim Rowe's profile

Jim Rowe

611 posts in 1058 days


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

Nice looking wood. Is it related to cocobolo?
Jim

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

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

4870 posts in 1038 days


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

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

View RussellAP's profile

RussellAP

2966 posts in 1032 days


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

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

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

View Bob817's profile

Bob817

653 posts in 1128 days


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

That is Real Nice Russell!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

View BTimmons's profile

BTimmons

2177 posts in 1231 days


#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

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11343 posts in 922 days


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

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

—www.sawblade.com

View doncutlip's profile

doncutlip

2832 posts in 2302 days


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

Really sharp, unique, I like ti

-- Don, Royersford, PA

View lumberjoe's profile

lumberjoe

2847 posts in 994 days


#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.

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

View mcoyfrog's profile

mcoyfrog

3449 posts in 2340 days


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

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

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View RussellAP's profile

RussellAP

2966 posts in 1032 days


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

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

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase