- 3 November 2014 at 7:45 pm #120481cpetersen1970Participant
Thanks for the kind words, db…but I used a single complex moulding plane for the moldings on this clock, which I got on ebay for around $30 U.S. It only needed a little bit of effort to get the cutter good and sharp and was good to go. I think it is a perfect size and shape for this project, so it was an easy decision to go with this profile. If I make any more pieces like this, I will most likely use the same plane again.21 December 2014 at 12:26 am #122437
In the process of making 3 more clocks. They will all be for presents, but the pine one I made first as practice. The others will be made out of tiger maple and cherry.30 December 2014 at 8:31 am #122811
Here is another clock. This one I used a router bit to raise the panel. I’ve made plenty of raised panels by hand, so I wanted a try with a router. I don’t mind it,it’s just not as soft looking as the pillowed panels made by hand. Everything else was made by hand,even cutting the circles out with a coping saw and refining them with a rasp.19 July 2015 at 5:32 am #128595
Finally got around to finishing the pine clock
Bayberry green chalk paint19 July 2015 at 8:07 pm #128615Derek LongParticipant
@dborn – I like the green. I was going to use Lexington Green for a project I’m planning, but now I may have to investigate “Bayberry Green.”
How did that three-faced clock turn out? I was thinking of making something similar for the garage to keep track of time, temperature and humidity in the shop.
Denver, Colorado19 July 2015 at 8:54 pm #128616Matt McGraneParticipant
Hey Dan, those are looking great. The tiger maple one must have escaped me when you posted it. The wood is fantastic! Care to comment on what finish brings out the “chatoyance”?
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/19 July 2015 at 10:31 pm #128619
I really like the three faced clock. I’ve made two so far and I’ve given them away as presents. The hygrometer, measures humidity, needs to be calibrated at least once a year. I like the idea of them but not sure how well they function. I picked them up from Klock-it in Wisconsin.
The chatoyance I got from dyeing the wood twice. First coat was sanded back almost completely off, then a second coat of dye. Next was a coat if wiping varnish and 3 coats of shellac and furniture wax.. It really sounds more difficult than it is..19 July 2015 at 11:28 pm #128621
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