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Forum topic by SJThrasher posted 01-19-2018 03:58 PM 336 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SJThrasher

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01-19-2018 03:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: burl clock

I found this piece of burl on the beach. I figured it would make a cool project. I sliced the front off 1/8” at a time until I was satisfied with the pattern. Next, I sliced off about 3/4” behind the “face”. Then I notched out the back of the face for the clock workings. I shaved off a bit from the bottom at an angle so it stands upright. To hold the face on the back, I drilled holes in the “base” and matched the location with two brass screws, then I cut off the screw heads to make pins. It holds it together well enough for now but in the future, if it starts slipping off, I’ll add magnets to hold it together. I sanded the face down to 220 grit and applied 8 coats of tung oil (the first three coats were soaked up like a sponge).

Not sure why two of the pictures posted sideways.


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#1 posted 01-19-2018 04:02 PM

very impressive !!! nothing has the character like natural burl in wood.
very nicely done !!!

nice touch with the custom brand also

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#2 posted 01-19-2018 04:07 PM

Click the “img” button above the text box you entered your text in. Click browse and find the image on your hard drive. Select it and then click the “insert this image” button. All done.

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#3 posted 01-19-2018 04:09 PM

LOL, thanks John..

Got them loaded directly. Still not sure why two of them are sideways.

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#4 posted 01-19-2018 04:11 PM



LOL, thanks John..

Got them loaded directly. Still not sure why two of them are sideways.

- SJThrasher

Quick way to fix that is to open the images on your hard drive in some sort of editing software and make a minor change then re upload them. That usually fixes it for me.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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#5 posted 01-19-2018 04:12 PM

Cool looking clock by the way. I’ve been meaning to build a clock for a long time now.

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#6 posted 01-19-2018 04:43 PM

This is a nice clock and beautiful wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#7 posted 01-19-2018 06:27 PM

Looks great. I like the branding too

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#8 posted 01-19-2018 09:21 PM

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