Walnut Clock

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Project by gds posted 01-07-2014 02:53 PM 867 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This clock is one that I made for our eight year old granddaughter. I’m also making one for our 5 year old grandson.
The clocks are walnut with Carpathean Elm Burl Veneer, beveled glass, the works came from KLOCKIT.
I used medium walnut Defdoil to even out the color, three coats of sanding sealer that was wet sanded between coats. Then three coats of clear lacquer, I rubbed it out with 00 steel wool then waxed with Briwax.

-- garry, mn

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#1 posted 01-07-2014 05:18 PM

Great looking clock—very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 01-07-2014 08:03 PM

That was a great clock cabinet. They will have it all their lives.
I’m a bit of a clock purist about movements and some how it bothers me to see such nice wood work with a quartz movement. I guess for young kids it is better not to have them wind it up once a week and quartz movements are easier to replace if they quit.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 01-08-2014 04:35 PM

Les, I did use quartz movements on these clocks because of kids age. But these Hermle Quartz German movements play
Westminster or Ave Maria and are not $10.00 movements these were over $100.00 ea. That is why I took the time to
build a nice cabinet for them.

-- garry, mn

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#4 posted 01-08-2014 08:25 PM

Beautiful work! A family heirloom for sure.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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