|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 368 days ago||447 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
368 days ago
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.
-- Mom always said, "you can do anything you put your mind to." The older I get the more I realize she was right.