Art Deco Mantle Clock

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Project by generick posted 02-02-2013 03:45 AM 1198 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the only project I’ve made for me. That might be because no one else really wanted it… It’s made of purple heart, curly maple and a figued sycamore base.

The clock insert is a 3 1/2 inch friction fit model. I drilled the clock insert hole with a really big fostner bit. I sanded to 600 grit and finished with Watco natural. I used the Beal Buff to get the high gloss shine.

-- Rick -- I never let my lack of talent get in the way of my creativity.

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 05:18 AM

very nice clock.

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#2 posted 02-02-2013 10:26 PM

Very Nice clock!! Dont know why you say nobody wanted it. I would be proud to have it displayed on my mantle. How do you like the Beal Buff system?

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#3 posted 02-02-2013 11:06 PM

Great clock for display

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 02-03-2013 01:11 AM

I like the Beal Buff system. When I first got it, I was buffing everything. Now I’ve become more selective and only buff what really benefits from it. I think it works best on closed grain woods or open grain that has been filled.

Finishing the wood with something that makes the grain pop or enhances the color really lets the Beal Buff show its stuff. I’ve buffed raw wood and it works, but wood that has been finished and sealed get better results.

-- Rick -- I never let my lack of talent get in the way of my creativity.

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