Oak & Walnut Mission Clock

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Project by pashley posted 08-01-2014 08:38 PM 2988 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An oak and walnut version of my “Concord” clock.

The oak is fumed with ammonia, at about 3 hours. I had no worries about tannin mis-match resulting in uneven results because all the oak is from the same board. I just can’t seem to get the color – and clarity – I want from stains, dyes, etc. Maybe (and probably) I just stink at finishing…nevertheless, the finish is wonderful, in my opinion, and easy.

The walnut is all from the same board as well, no fuming.

The copper-clad tile is what the customer provided.

Topcoat of General Finishes Arm R Seal, semi, twice.

Stands about 18” tall.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#1 posted 08-01-2014 08:43 PM

It’s beautiful. Have you tried using some Danish oil natural? Heat it up to about the same temp as a cup of coffee and it seems to penetrate a little better on oak.

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#2 posted 08-01-2014 08:48 PM

Beautiful work.

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#3 posted 08-02-2014 12:17 AM

Beautiful mantel clock—that ray fleck really pops!

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#4 posted 08-02-2014 12:34 AM

Very nice style.
I too hate the new stain formulas.

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#5 posted 08-02-2014 02:12 AM

nice job

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#6 posted 08-03-2014 11:11 PM

Very nice. I like the oak walnut combination.

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#7 posted 12-27-2020 11:43 PM

Love this clock, great work.

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