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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 12-05-2012 02:57 AM 889 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2012 02:57 AM

The last project I thought I completed isn’t quite complete yet. The clock blank split last night. It’s elm, not maple as I thought, (I had one log of each). The whole log has lots of fractures and it was pretty obvious that this would eventually crack. I had put some dowels in it earlier, but I turned through most of them. Like I said, it was an ugly piece.

So I’m going hunting for some interesting light colored wood about 4”cubed. I will make one more of these then I need to make some wall or free standing clocks out of some walnut slabs I have. They polish up really nice.

This is before the crack. Its on the bottom.

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#1 posted 12-05-2012 03:00 AM

that’s too bad

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 09:46 AM

I love the grain in Elm, but it tends to be fickle. Gotta make sure it’s dry before you do anything with it. Smells kind of nasty when you work it also.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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