Japanese Styled Wall Clock

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Project by FJPetruso posted 07-12-2014 07:57 PM 3090 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife wanted a Japanese styled clock to match her décor so I found a similar clock on the net & modified it to suit her needs. The clock I found only used hash marks where the numerals would be. I found characters for Japanese numerals but found that if I used all twelve numbers the clock face would be too busy looking. I used Japanese characters at only the 12, 3, 6 & 9 o’clock positions keeping a simpler less cluttered look. The numerals were hand carved & painted in. I used mahogany to create a frame with a soji screen look & the face of the clock is made of laminated bamboo. I used dark stain on the mahogany & clear coated the clock face.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#1 posted 07-13-2014 01:26 AM

Great looking clock! I’m sure your wife loves it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 10:49 AM

Love the look of this clock, definitely a future project for me.

Cheers, John

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#3 posted 07-13-2014 11:28 AM

Very nice Frank. I do like


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 07-13-2014 03:56 PM

Migoto! :-)

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#5 posted 07-16-2014 09:38 PM

nice design

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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