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Project by dlstouffer posted 01-06-2014 10:36 PM 594 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since starting my new shop, of course i needed some projects to make, also needed to work out all the rust and work on my skills. So i custom made these clocks for my adult kids who are now living on their own. After a storm went through in our area i really liked the look of this log laying along side our road. So one night after work i got this idea that this would be a perfect log to use to make clocks. It reminded me of when i was a young boy that my father and uncle took a summer and made clocks.i thought they were really awesome.

-- dlstouffer





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Eli Adamit

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#1 posted 01-07-2014 03:58 PM

Nice idea. How did you put the picture ? did you glue a printed paper or copied a photo which was printed by lazer printer and transfered the ink to the wood by Acetone or another media?

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#2 posted 01-07-2014 05:25 PM

I really like the idea of making something like this. I bet they loved the gifts. Any idea of what kind of wood it was? i like the different colors that came out in your finish.

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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dlstouffer

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#3 posted 01-07-2014 09:56 PM

Well first i tried doing the transfer with the lazor printer onto copy paper, then doing the transfer with modge podge. Had alot of difficult doing this, the photos would not come out as clear as i wanted. I just felt that maybe the wood had alot of moisture on it still,so running out of time i ended up baking it at 350 for one hour once i removed it from the oven while hot i applied a nice spray contact and applied the photo after burning the edges on the photos and left sit to air dry for two days then covered it with foil, after first coat of poly and and sat it on my woodburner for another hour, of course elevated to help draw out more moisture then let air dry for another two days then applied two more coats of poly, of course light sanding between coats with fine steel wool and then applied a nice coat of wax and buffed it out and then applied all the clock parts. Was not really sure what the wood was looked like poplar but was not real sure. I was pleased for how it turned out this way but i really wanted to do it with the transfer, so now that the holidays are over i plan on doing other experiments to make it look right with the transfer. Yes my kids were very excited when they got them. I really love the feeling you get when people really love and appreciate your craft, keeps me fired up to complet e more.

-- dlstouffer

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Eli Adamit

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#4 posted 01-08-2014 07:43 AM

dlstouffer, thanks for sharing, I plan also to try the transfer with the lazor printer but it didn’t arrive to the first priority. May be some time…

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#5 posted 01-10-2014 03:18 PM

They are beautiful and thoughtful gifts. Like the pretty grains on the wood and how you add the photos. Great job!

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#6 posted 01-10-2014 03:47 PM

Very nice work. I’m sure that they loved them.

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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#7 posted 01-10-2014 03:55 PM

Totally unique clocks.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dlstouffer

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#8 posted 01-13-2014 12:10 AM

Thank you

-- dlstouffer

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