World Clock

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Project by Albe posted 04-27-2013 02:52 AM 876 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my dad’s birthday I decided to make him a mantle clock that I’m calling World Clock. My dad has a fireplace mantle which is primarily red oak so, I figured using oak would make it blended in. I also wanted to added some color so I went with African Padauk for the base and purple heart for the columns. Finished with Watco Danish Oil. The clock insert is from Klockit and the dial moves so you can figured out the time anywhere in the world. The face will also fit in with the painting over the mantle which was painted on an old navigation chart of his home port.

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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#1 posted 04-27-2013 02:53 AM

Nice design.

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#2 posted 04-27-2013 02:59 AM

Very nice – he should be proud to own it.

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

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#3 posted 04-27-2013 03:12 AM

Sharp looking! Nice work! I like the dial also! I’m sure your dad will love it!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 04-27-2013 01:46 PM

I like it, great project and mix of woods. I will have to look into the clock face, that is really cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 04-27-2013 01:56 PM

It’s a wonderful design and you did a great job making it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 04-27-2013 04:19 PM

I like your clock. If it is not to forward, where did you get the face?

-- Everette in Leicester, North Carolina

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#7 posted 04-27-2013 04:28 PM

Thank you all for your positive comments. Everette the Clock Insert came from Klockit

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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#8 posted 12-01-2013 02:18 PM

A very nicely done timepiece!

Thank you, for supplying the Christmas gift building inspiration, that I have been looking for!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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