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Mantle Clock made from Padauk

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Project by Rusty17 posted 02-23-2014 09:43 PM 424 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this mantle clock from an 14” by 14” bowl blank of Padauk that was 4 and 1/8 thick. The most difficult part of making the clock was hollowing out the interior of the clock. I used my vertical mill and a 5” long end mill to do the interior of the clock.

Several cracks formed in the clock body after it was cut out of the bowl blank. I was able to fill them with a mixture of thin CA glue and sawdust.

The second picture shows the clock body and the rest of the bowl blank after I cut the body out. There is a lot of wood left over for other projects.

The door in back is held in place by magnets.


The base is from another piece of Padauk. The finish is spar varnish in the hopes it will slow the color change of the Padauk.

-- Tom - Sunnyvale Ca





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#1 posted 02-23-2014 09:50 PM

Thats very PURRRR D

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#2 posted 02-24-2014 01:11 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed Tom! Great Workmanship! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

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#3 posted 02-24-2014 10:30 PM

I love clocks

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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