Thanks, Ken, Charles and Graham 🙂
I’ve see milk paint used but it doesn’t llok like the boxes or the clock when finished. I understand about painting wood – I don’t like to see it either. However, I do like a different color ocassionally and my wife just loves to paint. Even though I like a different color, I don’t like the “plastic” look. I might as well use particle board – arghhh!!! – instead of working with real wood.
Anyway, thanks once again guys. I am new to woodworking. I hope to contribute whenever I can with my limited experience. But, even something like my thoughts about hand working versus machine working might have some value.