|Project by rodneyh||posted 02-27-2014 01:22 AM||2400 views||26 times favorited||23 comments|
This is my 1st commissioned piece. I made a total of 5 (plus 1 that’s a bit different for a family member). Every board in the clock is QSWO, most of it with fantastic grain patterns. Trying to stay true to the work of the early 1900s, I don’t try to make the grain “pop” as many LJers do. There’s lots of awesome looking projects on here that the grain really “pops”, but it’s just not my thing. Finish is dye stain, sealer, darker gel stain (for the pores), and 2 coats of hand wiped urethane.
I make my own dials and pendulums. Dial is etch copper that is infill painted. It is then chemically patinated to give it the aged brown look. Pendulum is a brass plated aluminum bob that I strip, then electroplate with copper, then patinate to match the dial. Both are waxed for a bit of protection.
Buyer loves it. I’ll sell the remainder on Etsy.