Here I added some extras that I think would suit this clock. It’s made from hard wood Tasmanian Blackwood, difficult timber to work with reversing grain and full of silica but the end results are quite pleasing. To tackle the reversing grain I increased the bevel to 50° and yes the plane was hard to push which gave my biceps a great workout but it did solve the tearout issue I was having.
I did forget to mention one aspect of woodworking that works for me, this is something that I’m very much used too and find it difficult to work with out. I have a very serene environment around me and in the background I listen to mostly native american flutes and classical which I found on pandora.com
This helps me concentrate and has a calming effect which helps me see flaws and reduces mistakes.
With any business you are under a considerable amount stress then there’s daily life, family etc. The minute I step into my shop I try to leave all that behind but it’s not possible to do it entirely so this helps and works for me.
For me the journey is the best part but the reward is the end product.
Hope this helps in your shop
@salko Very nice work!! The clock is beautiful!
I would like to get into scroll work eventually! Right now I’m getting my feet wet with veneering and marquetry. I like the fine detail work and find it almost soothing especially after the workweek.
Thanks for sharing!!
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