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  • #21017
    NikonD80
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    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.

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    #21118
    NikonD80
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    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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    #21124
    Ken
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    Nice work Jon, the clock looks great. Good job buddy ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #21126
    Mark Armstrong
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    Nice job Jon
    Love the golden colour. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #21127
    David Gill
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    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 :

    #21130
    Greg Merritt
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    Very nice clock Jon. Well done!

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    #21138
    NikonD80
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    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.

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    #21139
    NikonD80
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    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.

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    #21186
    NikonD80
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    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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    #21189
    David Gill
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    Looks great Jon , where did you get the mechanism from

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #21191
    Ken
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    It looks great, nice work Jon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #21193
    NikonD80
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    Hi David, thanks for the kind words. I got my clock mechanism from Axminster. http://www.axminster.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=Clock

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    #21194
    Mark Armstrong
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    Looks great Jon I like the double beading on the sides and your finish looks great ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Dagenham, Essex, England

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