Redwood Burl Clock and Thermometer

  • Advertise with us
Project by msurvilo posted 62 days ago 435 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Redwood Burl Clock and Thermometer
Redwood Burl Clock and Thermometer No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

This piece of wood came from a man I like to buy small burls from off of highway 9 in the Santa Cruz Mtns. I picked up the clock hands and the thermometer at woodcraft. I had trouble finding a way to put numbers on the clock. I decided to carve/burn out the lettering and then paint gold paint into the numbers. I then planned to sand off any extra. As I started sanding I noticed that the gold paint had entered some of the cracks on the wood and created lightning bolt look alikes. Very cool. I proceeded to fill all the cracks and have one more sanding. It came out very nice.

When I started finishing I realized that the rub on poly was dissolving my paint and I needed to work quickly with little rubbing if I wanted the paint to stay in the cracks.

-- Matt, California.

4 comments so far

View aussiedave's profile


2755 posts in 323 days

#1 posted 62 days ago

Nice piece of redwood burl for a clock and thermometer…thanks for sharing.
Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

View steve_in_ohio's profile


857 posts in 110 days

#2 posted 62 days ago

interesting piece, love the choice of wood, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

View Rick's profile


5861 posts in 1532 days

#3 posted 61 days ago


-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

View Fishinbo's profile


11162 posts in 675 days

#4 posted 57 days ago

Beautiful clock! The burls is gorgeous and great accents on the carved numbers and gold paint.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase