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Project by Randy Moseley posted 12-20-2013 01:41 AM 655 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This clock is made of maple and walnut. The clock mechanism is an inexpensive battery operated wall clock. I just built a case to go around it. The arched back is made from laminated 3/4” plywood into a block and band sawn into the shape, then I used maple veneer over it. The walnut trim is a mixture of cutout pieces (the dial inlay) and bent wood (the back highlight strip over the arch). The circular inlay is a store bought applique, and I made the walnut ring around it. The base is 2” thick solid walnut. The finish is sanding sealer 2 coats, and lacquer two coats, sprayed. It is 19” tall, 12 1/2” wide, base is 15” wide, and 6” deep. I’d originally built it for a fund raiser for a gardening organization I’m involved in, but the fund raiser was canceled. Now my wife wants to keep it!

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois





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#1 posted 12-20-2013 01:42 AM

Wonderful clock Randy.

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#2 posted 12-20-2013 01:46 AM

Great looking clock.

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#3 posted 12-20-2013 02:02 AM

Simple but elegant design, I like it.

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#4 posted 12-20-2013 03:37 AM

Don’t surprise me that your wife wants to keep it. It’s a beautiful clock. Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 12-21-2013 07:17 PM

Love the curves, the contrast, and the details! Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 12-22-2013 12:47 PM

Super nice clock. I like the wood combos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 12-22-2013 03:10 PM

This is such a nice clock. You did a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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