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Redwood Burl Clock and Thermometer

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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.





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aussiedave

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#1 posted 62 days ago

Nice piece of redwood burl for a clock and thermometer…thanks for sharing.
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steve_in_ohio

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#2 posted 62 days ago

interesting piece, love the choice of wood, great work

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#3 posted 61 days ago

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#4 posted 57 days ago

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

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