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Project by Blakespert posted 01-15-2014 12:01 AM 960 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made this clock for my grandpa for christmas. Plans are from woodmagazine.com. made from walnut with amber shellac finish. I did run in to a problem though, theres a white haze that forms on the glass and clock face. Everytime i clean it off with diluted dish soap it comes back 2-3 days later. Maybe its the glue gassing off? I used nexabond 2500. Appreciate any ideas as to what it could be.





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davidmackv

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#1 posted 01-15-2014 12:10 AM

Nice clock. I need to make a few more. I love the routing job.

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Beard

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#2 posted 01-15-2014 12:30 AM

Nice job I need to go find that issue and give it a try.

-- Beard,Bristow Virginia

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Blakespert

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#3 posted 01-15-2014 12:44 AM

Hey beard, website says its featured in December/January 2006/2007 Issue of WOOD.

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Beard

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#4 posted 01-16-2014 12:16 AM

Thanks!

-- Beard,Bristow Virginia

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#5 posted 02-10-2014 06:33 AM

Very nice clock. It’s hard to find clocks (or just about anything) that’s built to last these days.

-- W. Muse, Maui Hawaii

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#6 posted 03-05-2014 06:36 PM

Nice clock. I’m sure your grandfather loves it.
As far as you glass fogging goes you did not say what kind of finish you used on the wood. I have noticed on clock cabinets I have made where I usually use a varathane. finish I can detect the odor of the varathane. every time I open the cabinet fur up to 2 years or so. So I would suspect your finish before the glue. I’m just beginning to experiment with the Nexabond glue myself so I will keep your problem in mind to watch for.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Blakespert

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#7 posted 03-06-2014 12:42 AM

hey LesB, i used bulls eye amber traditional shellac only. After about 2-3 weeks the gassing off stopped. The reason i thought it was the glue is cause it had the same appearance as the glue, it turned white while it was drying. maybe its a reaction between the glue and the shellac? or maybe it is the shellac. Let me know how it works out for you cause i plan on making at least one more clock sometime this year.

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