Journey into Woodturning #43: Clock Challenge

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 02-09-2021 03:15 PM 957 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have plenty of projects planned and one was a clock. I was watching a video from Bluey and he mentioned the Wooden-It-Be-Nice channel challenge for the month of January, was a clock. So, I moved the clock project to the front of the list.

I have to admit, I liked the look of Bluey’s clock and thought I would put my spin on it (pun intended). I searched through the scrap wood under the lathe and I believe I put together a nice combo of wood colors.

I placed all the grain running in the same direction, except for the dark black wood. Still not sure what this wood is, as it didn’t come labelled. It appears to be made of tightly wrapped tan straws bound by black sap, like a natural resin. I want to say possibly Black Palm? The rest of the wood starting from the 12 o’clock position is padauk, 1-3 o’clock is zebrawood, 3-6 is canarywood and 6~11 (majority of the clock face) is purpleheart.

If you are questioning why I’m showcasing a challenge from last month… I try to have a few projects prepared weeks in advance. In other words, a few videos edited and loaded, scheduled a week apart. This is done just in case I get sick, tool breaks, on vacation, etc. and I’m not able to turn something that specific week. So I finished this project the end of Jan, yet its being released in Feb.

Update: clock mechanism is work fine with the replacement.

Here is this week’s video: Clock Challenge

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