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Project by Doe posted 336 days ago 1203 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Clocks are a really easy way to use a pretty piece of wood the way it is. For the first one, spalted maple, I rounded off the top because I got a new band saw and it was an easy thing to test it out on. The fifth picture (dontknow wood), did well at a breast cancer silent auction. The last one, buckeye, had an ugly spot sanded off and drilling the hole for the clock was tricky (won’t do that again). I used tung oil on the second one and wipe on poly for the rest. Thanks for looking.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 336 days ago

Very nicely done—great use of the natural grain flow to accent your work!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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patron

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#2 posted 336 days ago

very nice works

congrats on the new BS

a whole new world
just waiting
for your touch

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 336 days ago

I love ‘em!! Very good use of a piece of pretty wood. I think that one with the hands extending over the top is so neat!! Thanks for sharing.

Don’t you just love a good band saw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How do you like using tung oil? Is it clear? Does it enhance the grain a lot! How long for it to dry?

Thanks,Jim

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

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GeneR

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#4 posted 336 days ago

Very nice i like them all but i really like the spalted:-)maple it has some really wonderful coloring. I like the fact that they are simple forms which is something i dont do well, me and simple have never been friends. :-)

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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Doe

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#5 posted 336 days ago

Thanks everyone. Jim, the tung oil really darkened the wood a lot. Since I’m strictly a weekend woodworker, I don’t know exactly how long it took to dry. I applied it on a Saturday, repeated it Sunday. The next weekend it was a bit oily in a couple of spots so I wiped it off and the next weekend it seemed ok. That’s the only time I used tung oil. So far, I like Danish oil better because it doesn’t darken as much. If I was smart, I keep comparison bits of wood so I’d know the best finish to use. I’m not that smart.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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jaykaypur

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#6 posted 336 days ago

Nice work on these and that spalted maple is very nice. Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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clieb91

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#7 posted 335 days ago

Great use of those scraps. I like the way they look, Like the abstract 5th one. I am sure you will put that band saw to great use.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Ebro

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#8 posted 335 days ago

Very nice, great job of letting the wood be the highlight! I really liked the Buckeye clock, it was worth the effort.

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kiefer

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#9 posted 335 days ago

I like them all ,wonderful woods you used and gave them a nice purpose .

-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 335 days ago

A+ on all of them ! Very cool wood choices and they will make nice gifts or fetch a pretty penny : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 335 days ago

That is some beautiful wood. The clocks are all nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Dwacki

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#12 posted 334 days ago

Very nice!!! Good inspiration, I’ll be ordering a clock kit very soon!

-- Dennis, South Bend ( Go Irish) Indiana

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 333 days ago

They all look fantastic. The simple face of the clock compliments the gorgeous woods used. They make great presents. Great work!

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 272 days ago

Them are some mighty fine looking clocks!

I’ve been searching for Christmas gift ideas.
Thank you, for providing the inspiration I needed!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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