Wall Clock in Willow

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    Peter George
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    One of the advantages/disadvantages of being a turner is that I will buy boards that catch my eye, generally with interesting grain patterns, and wait for a project to suggest itself.

    I’ve had a piece of willow kicking around for a couple of years. It finally decided it wanted to be a wall clock. I modified the design to fit the clock face and, of course the amount of material I had.

    I left out the bead detail and the roundovers as I wanted the focus to be on the grain pattern. I’m very pleased with how this turned out.

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

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    Salko Safic
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    Great job on the clock a handsome clock indeed. The beauty od this clock it can be a aheld or wall clock.

    https://journeymansjournel.wordpress.com
    The Lost Scrolls of HANDWORK
    (Hand tool only woodworking magazine)

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    dborn
    Participant

    That looks great!! I had no idea willow looked like that. I like the design changes.

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    mking1
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    Nice job Peter – what finish did you use to bring out that wonderful grain, please?

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    Peter George
    Participant

    Thanks for your kind comments.

    The finish is four coats of blond shellac and then paste wax, applied with steel wool, and buffed with a cloth. The willow was quite thirsty so it took the first two coats to seal it.

    I think the main thing I learned from this project was the stopped grooves which hold the panel with the clock face behind the glass. Doing them by hand took less time than the setup on the router table would have taken.

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

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    Salko Safic
    Participant

    Too true

    https://journeymansjournel.wordpress.com
    The Lost Scrolls of HANDWORK
    (Hand tool only woodworking magazine)

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    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    That’s some really cool looking wood. Excellent clock, Peter. Well executed!

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

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