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Project by pashley posted 01-29-2013 04:54 PM 3083 views 18 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mission style wall clock I designed for a kitchen at a monastery. Cherry, poly, wax. Ebonized cherry pyramid pegs. Printed clock face. About 14” square.

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com





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RussellAP

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 05:11 PM

I love it. Is it one of those faces you print yourself? I see more and more of those. I wonder about wax over poly, seems redundant. Is the poly satin or clear?

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

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pashley

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 05:30 PM

I designed the clock face – though I borrowed somewhat from other designs. I had a company actually print it on archival paper, rather than just an inkjet print.

The poly was semi; the wax just gives it this soft luster….

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 05:33 PM

I just wondered about the finish. I’ve used shellac to seal the pours before poly or wax, but I never used them both.
I like the face design, it’s really hard to find anything that is different in faces these days.

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

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 05:34 PM

I like this clock alot very good build and a wonderful design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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pashley

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 05:35 PM

I’m sorry Russell, I should have said I used SealCoat initially….I also put a light coat of cherry colored stain on it as well to at least get the cherry color started…..then the poly and wax :)

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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pastorglen

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#6 posted 01-29-2013 06:04 PM

I really like this—especially that it’s in cherry. Really nice design. I will be taking this design idea to the shop this week.

Wow! Simple and classy. Very nice!

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#7 posted 01-29-2013 07:23 PM

Nice font, looks like the Roycroft lettering. I really like this clock too.
Question for you on the pegs… since you ebonized them, you must have colored them before you tapped them in. How did you tap them in without damaging the pyramid shape?

Thanks

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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pashley

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#8 posted 01-29-2013 07:29 PM

pintodeluxe- they are simply very short cut-offs, glued on. I cut the pyramids on the table saw, using square stock, then carefully cut them off at the bandsaw, ebonizing them with stain before I did. I found this to be expedient and just as attractive. As an alternative, one could use clavos.

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 01-29-2013 07:30 PM

That’s a nice design. very creative, and a beautiful clock. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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redmen

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#10 posted 01-29-2013 11:15 PM

Wow really like it. Nice job!

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Woodbridge

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#11 posted 01-29-2013 11:35 PM

very nice looking clock. I also like the face you designed for the clock.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 01-30-2013 12:36 AM

What’s not to like??? Great job!

-- Art

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#13 posted 01-30-2013 04:44 PM

Very nice. I really like it.
Thanks for the tip about designing and having the face printed. Sounds like fun.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#14 posted 01-30-2013 04:58 PM

Very nice style and workmanship!!!

-- Thanks for looking! Steve B.

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#15 posted 01-31-2013 03:18 AM

Well thought out design and looks wonderful

-- Norman

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