A new clock

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  • #134264
    Peter George
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    This was an experiment. I’m terrible at drawing or painting, but not bad at creating graphics using a computer. So, I’ve been experimenting with Lazertran inkjet waterslide paper.

    For the time ring, I used shellac over plywood to create a smooth surface and then covered the decal with a couple more coats of shellac. For the bottom frame, I transferred the image to the back side of the glass and sealed it with water based poly.

    I did the profiles on the top and bottom on the router table but the rest was all done with hand tools. The finish is 3 coats of garnet shellac followed by paste wax.

    The Lazertran paper take some experimentation to find out what works. Overall, I figure it came out OK, and I learned how to do better next time.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

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  • #134267
    Salko Safic
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    @salko

    That’s really nice, I’m very much interested in the process of how you did the bottom image. Did you use some transparent paper can you give me a little more detail.

    www.handmadeuniqueclocks.com

    www.journeymansjournel.wordpress.com

    #134268
    Greg Merritt
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    @gman3555

    Turned out great Peter. Very creative approach and unique.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #134281
    Marilyn Moreno
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    @mmoreno610

    Nicely done. A wonderful idea.

    Marilyn - Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania - USA

    #134283
    Derek Long
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    @delong1974

    That’s a nice effect on the bottom image. It looks transparent.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #134290
    Peter George
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    @pjgeorge

    My replies were not posting to this thread so I opened an new thread to discuss the Lazertran paper.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

    #134291
    Peter George
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    @pjgeorge

    Which also disappeared. Weird.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

    #134294
    Salko Safic
    Participant

    @salko

    I have had that happen to me as well once before. Websites are a nightmare.

    www.handmadeuniqueclocks.com

    www.journeymansjournel.wordpress.com

    #134332
    Matt McGrane
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    @mattmcgrane

    Very cool project, Peter. Nicely done.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #134410
    trooper82
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    @trooper82

    That is one nice looking clock!

    #134441
    Peter George
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    @pjgeorge

    Thanks for all the nice comments.

    I wanted it for my office, but my wife appropriated it for the living room. I get the previously made willow clock for my office.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

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