Quilted Maple & Figured Walnut Pillar Clocks

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Project by FJPetruso posted 02-09-2014 04:22 AM 1023 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a new clock for the Dining Room so I decided to make a some clocks for gifts too. For the first two clocks I acquired some nice Quilted Maple that was sold as wood for making guitar backs. It was about 1/4” thick & “Book Matched”. I cut out solid maple cores to laminate the quilted stock to. To form the clock I used a large forstner bit & a rabbet bit on my router table. The top of the clock is joined to the base with a glued maple spline. The third clock was made from a nice chunk of figured maple that I had been saving for just such a project. The clocks were finished with Danish Oil & waxed.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 10:49 AM

Beautiful clocks! very nice job with the wood…

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 12:41 PM

wow, great job, they are all so beautiful, love the selection of woods.

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 12:58 PM

Classy looking piece

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-09-2014 04:44 PM


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

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#5 posted 02-13-2014 03:00 PM

They look stunning, great design and the woods are gorgeous, the grains really pop. Excellent job!

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