Wine barrel anniversery clock

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Project by Mark55 posted 500 days ago 869 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a request to build a clock that looked like a wine barrel end inscribe their name and anniversary date. I had some weathered wood that was the right color so it all came together pretty good. It is hard to see in the picture but the sides have a 15% taper. All the side pieces were compound cuts on both sides to make it around the circle and create the taper.
Another mention is, when I routed out for the letters the wood was not weathered in that area anymore. So I opted to paint that area to give it contrast. What I didn’t like was it was so coarse and rough from routing it, it just did not look good. To have to sand all that would have been a lot of work. So I used a trick I remembered from my 6th grade art teacher. ( a long long time ago) I poured a thin layer of Elmers glue in the recessed area just thick enough to cover all the roughness about a 1/16” or more thick. Then dried it under a high watt light. When it dried it gave me a real nice surface to paint the black areas. Then I used a washed out flat black paint in those areas.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#1 posted 500 days ago

Great job Mark. Making those compound cuts is no easy task. Just doing the math makes my head hurt. Your choice of block script and the use of weathered wood really make the clock stand out.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 500 days ago

Any guest in their house will be sure to say “Wow. That’s so cool. Where’s you get the old wine barrel?”
Which is the EXACT thing that will verify that you accomplished just what they wanted you to !
Excellent job!

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#3 posted 500 days ago

Nice design and execution.

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#4 posted 499 days ago

Nice clock – it really came out nicely.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 499 days ago

Wow, this is cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 497 days ago

Wow! That turned out really great and realistic. Unique and cool barrel clock. Well done!

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