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Project by Gene posted 07-11-2008 01:39 AM 1593 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this clock from a cut off at a local mill. I ordered a clock kit from Lee Valley and used a photo or my girlfried and myself. I used my 4” x 24” belt sander to flatten the surface where the photo was mounted. Getting it to stand was a little tricky but with some patients and my 6” x 48” belt sander it worked out. From there I stained the surface a deep red almost brown. Then glued the photo down with a simple glue stick so that it wouldn’t wreck the photo. Then simply coated it with many many many layers of spar urathane. I was going to use epoxy but I couldn’t think of a way to keep it from dripping over the sides and I wanted the back of the clock to be attractive. I hope you like it and if you have any comments or suggestions I would love to here them.

-- --Gene Plumley--

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#1 posted 07-11-2008 02:21 AM

great idea, I’m sure your gf loves it. Welcome to LJ’s. I’m telling you right now this site is addictive. I’m wondering what made you go with a spar finish. I’m kind of new to the natural finishes and I’m just curious. Good Luck with your future projects.

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#2 posted 07-11-2008 02:37 AM

Thanks, it good to be here. I used a spar finish because it builds a thick finish pretty fast and I just happened to have it on hand. I wanted a heavy thick finish to help really hold that picture down. I found it really brings out the stain I chose as well.

-- --Gene Plumley--

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#3 posted 07-11-2008 11:00 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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