Beautifully Grained Walnut Mantle Clock

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Project by Alongiron posted 410 days ago 1441 views 5 times favorited 10 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.....

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#1 posted 410 days ago

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 410 days ago

nice clock

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#3 posted 410 days ago

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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#4 posted 410 days ago

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 410 days ago

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 410 days ago

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.....

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#7 posted 410 days ago

That’s a great piece. Well done.

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#8 posted 409 days ago

Very nice and beautiful wood…looks great.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#9 posted 409 days ago

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


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#10 posted 407 days ago

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

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