|Project by Dave Owen||posted 07-05-2013 02:19 PM||2298 views||18 times favorited||13 comments|
This roughly seven inch high, Mission style design of these three clocks is from Wood Magazine. Since I wanted to make several, I devised a fairly simple jig to cut the 4 deg tapers on fronts, backs and sides. Three different woods and three different finishes were used. The clock on the left is made from Philippine Mahogany using a finish of one coat of tung oil, and several coats of satin lacquer. Below is a close up.
The middle clock shown below is quarter-sawn White Oak. The finish is four coats of satin wipe-on poly following fuming. I was unable to locate stronger ammonia, so I used 10%, and fumed it for seven hours. A rain fell on the plastic bucket I used as an enclosure, and I expect the fuming would have been darker with the heat of the sun to help.
The final clock is also of White Oak – but not quarter sawn. Its finish is one coat of Watco Natural Danish Oil (per instructions on the can) followed by several coats of satin lacquer.
The clocks snap into a 3” hole drilled with a drill press mounted circle cutter. The decorative ‘pyramids’ are cut slightly oversized, sides tapered, and then driven into holes cut with a 3/8” mortise chisel.
I plan to use a satin wax on all three clocks as an added measure of protection when the finished have dried sufficiently.
-- Dave O.