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Project by Gene posted 2208 days ago 1121 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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ryno

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#1 posted 2208 days ago

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.

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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Gene

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#2 posted 2208 days ago

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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Callum Kendall

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#3 posted 2208 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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