Art Deco/Chinoiserie clock

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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 04-12-2007 11:43 AM 2675 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this clock face as well. Body is fishtail oak, side panels are quilted bigleaf maple. Top is air-dried walnut burl. On reflection this much fishtail en masse is about as stylish as a plaid tuxedo, but it was my first clock, and a gift to my wife, who likes it just fine, thanks. It will never see the inside of the shop again. Stains – Campbell Microtones, with a MagnaLac clear coat. The garage and immediate environs smelled like bananas for days.

I have since been won over to the waterborne lacquers. I’m especially fond of Jeff Jewitt’s offering, Oxford Ultima Spray Lacquer.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#1 posted 04-13-2007 08:47 PM

Another great clock.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 04-17-2007 09:14 PM

Douglas – Well, I must say I like your clock and I enjoy the “en masse” fishtail. I think it woorks well woth the scope & scale of the piece. I also especially like the clock face.


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#3 posted 07-12-2007 12:51 AM

Besides just loving small wooden boxes, I really like small clocks. Perhaps that’s because they are, after all, just small boxes with a time piece inserted in them.

Nice work!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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