Beautifully Grained Walnut Mantle Clock

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Project by Alongiron posted 07-14-2013 10:34 PM 1784 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a beautiful Walnut Mantle Clock. The grain is awesome! I finished this piece first with 2 coats of Tung Oil that really brought out the grain pattern. I then put on 3 coats of clear shellac followed by a good buffing with wax. I did not take out any of the imperfections in the piece..perfection sometimes can get boring!! The clockworks is a 3-1/2” insert from Klockit but this clock is not about telling is about time itself and how presious it is. This piece will go to a silent auction in Minnesota to raise money for Epilepsy. My friend is the state president and he and his son both have been diagnosed with Epilepsy. I am going to make a few more pieces as well. I hope that you enjoy this piece.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#1 posted 07-14-2013 10:44 PM

Beautiful finish on the piece.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#2 posted 07-14-2013 11:12 PM

nice clock

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#3 posted 07-14-2013 11:12 PM

Steve, that is a great looking project. I especially like the way you wrapped the grain around the clock face! LOL I don’t normally think of walnut for A&C style projects, but you certainly have expanded my horizons. Well done.

-- Art

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 07-14-2013 11:29 PM

Just superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 07-15-2013 12:46 AM

Quite unusual design. SUPER craftsmanship! Thanks for sharing and your charitable contribution to a much needed organization.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#6 posted 07-15-2013 12:58 AM

Thnaks for all the nice comments. I really like this design and when I find the right piece of stock.. I just have to make one. This is the first time that I have used a large insert. It fit great but still easy to remove!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#7 posted 07-15-2013 01:08 AM

That’s a great piece. Well done.

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#8 posted 07-15-2013 01:54 AM

Very nice and beautiful wood…looks great.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 07-15-2013 08:50 PM

I love it!!! Nice work!!!!!!!

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#10 posted 07-17-2013 04:24 PM

A great project for an even greater cause. Love the gorgeous walnut and the gleaming finish. Great job!

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#11 posted 07-14-2015 05:53 AM

You got some Fiddleback activity framing the clock on the front. It’s gorgeous.

-- Mark

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