Tagged: Wall Clock
- 7 November 2013 at 10:54 pm #21017
I’ll be sure to add some comparison photos showing before and after I’ve used the garnet shellac. I’ll make certain to do this with both the original pine and revised oak versions of the build.
Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea9 November 2013 at 7:47 pm #21118
I did some more work on the clock today. I had one of those days where everything just seems to click. The Oak has certainly been making me work harder than I’d been prepared for and at times it’s felt like its more granite than timber as the blades skip and skitter over the surface rathern then bite in. Today was different though. I’d been almost dreading raising the centrel panel but I was amazed to find that each swipe of the plane was effortless and when it came to pillowing the panel everything worked like a dream. I can’t remember I had so much sheer joy whilst working on a project than today. I’ve glued the clock up even had time to apply a coat of Garnet shellac this afternoon. I’m really, really happy with the way this project is going.
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You must be logged in to access attached files.9 November 2013 at 8:01 pm #21124KenParticipant
Nice work Jon, the clock looks great. Good job buddy 😉9 November 2013 at 8:42 pm #21126Mark ArmstrongParticipant
Nice job Jon
Love the golden colour. 😉
Dagenham, Essex, England9 November 2013 at 9:35 pm #21127David GillParticipant
Nice job Jon , is that the Pine clock in the picture above I still have 3 clocks to finish and may try the garnet shellac.How do you mix it
Wigan, Lancs. England :9 November 2013 at 10:10 pm #21130Greg MerrittParticipant
Very nice clock Jon. Well done!
http://hillbillydaiku.com9 November 2013 at 11:17 pm #21138
Hi David, yes, that’s the Pine one in a few of the early photos. I applied a couple of coats of garnet shellac to the pine but to be honest, I wouldn’t do that again. My Pine clock went a bit too yellow and looked like it was covered on goo. The garnet looks wonderful on the Oak but I’d steer clear of it as far as pine goes. I originally got the garnet for my dining table. I fumed it using ammonia which really makes the grain pop but makes the wood go a little bit green in colour. The garnet sent the colour back into the red and gave a nice warm tone to the wood. Up till now, I’ve been buying my shellac flakes from Workshop Heaven but some people on this site have given me some alternative suppliers (you can find them further up in this thread). As far as actually mixing it is concerned, it did a search on YouTube for shellac mixing and then took some notes and made it up as I went along.
Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea9 November 2013 at 11:22 pm #21139
Many thanks for everyone’s kind comments. I’ll be sure to take some more photos when it’s finished and post them here. I’m going to my in laws for dinner tomorrow and will be taking a measurement of my Father in law in order to start making him a walking cane so hopefully I’ll be able to start a new build thread soon. I’m also designing a piece for me to keep all my drawing pads and equipment in that will double as a drawing table. I’ve got the design nailed down but I need to work out some actual dimensions next.
Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea10 November 2013 at 6:20 pm #21186
Well, it’s all finished. I applied another coat of shellac and then waxed it the way Paul shows us in the video. My wife is so pleased with the clock that it’s made it into the living room.
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You must be logged in to access attached files.10 November 2013 at 6:36 pm #21189David GillParticipant
Looks great Jon , where did you get the mechanism from
Wigan, Lancs. England :10 November 2013 at 7:32 pm #21191KenParticipant
It looks great, nice work Jon. 😉10 November 2013 at 8:00 pm #21193
Hi David, thanks for the kind words. I got my clock mechanism from Axminster. http://www.axminster.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=Clock
Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea10 November 2013 at 8:56 pm #21194Mark ArmstrongParticipant
Looks great Jon I like the double beading on the sides and your finish looks great 😉
Dagenham, Essex, England
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