Turned Cherry Clock

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Project by Jersey posted 12-26-2013 08:27 PM 1163 views 12 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This clock is turned from a solid piece of Cherry. It measures about 6 inches across and about 2 inches deep. The face of the clock is turned from a separate piece of cherry from the same Board (to keep the colours and grain consistent). The face is a friction fit into the body of the clock. There is a shallow flat sanded on the lower edge to stop it rolling onto the floor!

The mechanism was salvaged from another shop bought clock that got consigned to the bin once this clock was unveiled.

The finish is wipe on danish oil.

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#1 posted 12-27-2013 07:04 AM

Wow – really cool! I really like this design.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 12-27-2013 01:38 PM

What a hunk of cherry too.

If you sand a second flat 30 degrees to the left of the one you have, then you don’t have to change the clock for day light savings time. Just use the other flat and the clock will jump back 1 hour :) Reverse back in 6 months.

Love it,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 12-27-2013 04:51 PM

Wow awesome turning here. The block is simple and elemental with a warm earthly feel. Very nice piece, I like the cherry with its very consistent grain and color throughout.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#4 posted 12-27-2013 05:23 PM

Thanks folks, and especially Steve with his cool timesaving idea! LOL. :-)

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#5 posted 12-28-2013 04:10 PM

Beautiful clock!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#6 posted 12-28-2013 04:11 PM

It’s a nice clean contemporary shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#7 posted 12-30-2013 03:37 PM

It’s a perfect example of simple elegance. Love the cherry. Great job!

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