My first clock

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Project by MikeSpanky posted 09-17-2014 09:42 PM 1770 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my first clock and it was a gift for an elderly friend. I really enjoyed making it for her although I had never used a burning tool in my life. It’s made from soft cedar which I decided would give it a rustic appeal. The clock mechanism was inset using a router 1/2 in deep into the back part. Applied 3 coats minwax wipe on poly for the finish. The clock has kept perfect time for the three months it’s hung on her wall.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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#1 posted 09-17-2014 11:57 PM

That’s a great looking clock—and it looks like your woodburning skills are progressing nicely!

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

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 02:08 PM

Very nice work for being a first pyrography project. I used to do similar stuff back in the 90s…see my projects page for examples.

-- Ed

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#3 posted 09-18-2014 09:37 PM

Thanks guys. It was a challenge but fun. Ed, I actually have see yours. Love the one with the raccoon in the tree. Thought about doing something like that for my mom as a gift. Nonetheless, I do have plans for at least one more when time allows. Some of my Christmas crafts are becoming time consuming right now.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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