Bunch of Clocks

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Project by Doe posted 09-28-2013 02:13 PM 2098 views 9 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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#1 posted 09-28-2013 02:19 PM

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

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#2 posted 09-28-2013 02:28 PM

very nice works

congrats on the new BS

a whole new world
just waiting
for your touch

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#3 posted 09-28-2013 03:23 PM

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?


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

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#4 posted 09-28-2013 03:30 PM

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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#5 posted 09-28-2013 03:50 PM

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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#6 posted 09-28-2013 04:02 PM

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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#7 posted 09-29-2013 12:02 PM

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.


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

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#8 posted 09-29-2013 12:39 PM

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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#9 posted 09-29-2013 01:16 PM

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

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#10 posted 09-29-2013 05:38 PM

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

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#11 posted 09-29-2013 05:42 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 09-30-2013 12:03 AM

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

-- Dennis, South Bend ( Go Irish) Indiana

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#13 posted 10-01-2013 04:34 PM

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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#14 posted 12-01-2013 01:35 PM

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 procrastination a bad thing?

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