|Project by CanalboatJim||posted 01-03-2014 11:39 PM||1257 views||16 times favorited||17 comments|
It’s amazing how many Lumberjocks chose to make clocks for Christmas this year. I shouldn’t be surprised, as our skills improve, so does our choice of projects. I know all of the cutting boards were appreciated, but it’s time to move on to bigger things.
The dark clock was the prototype. It is made from some bland beech I had laying around, and I never intended to complete it. It turned out better than I had hoped, so I stained it, and finished it with wipe on poly and Brix wax. The tile is a stylized ginko leaf from the Pewabic pottery in Detroit.
The other clocks are cherry, finished with oil and several coats of laquer. The tiles are from the Motowi Tile Works of Ann Arbor. The face on the prototype is my poor attempt at design. The other two faces were done by my son using Adobe Illustrator. (All of those college fees are finally paying off.) When I get a little time I’m going to replace the original face.
-- Jim Westbrooks