Arts and Crafts inspired clock

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Project by JustinWood posted 02-02-2016 10:04 PM 1096 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired by a clock made by Lumberjock’s member Splintergroup. My version is made from Sapelle for the case, Purple Heart for the wings and finials, with hard rock maple for the clock face and the banding in the finials and base. I inlaid crushed stone (Chrysacola) for the hour markings and I used a quartz movement from Klockit. Clock was finished with 5 coats of lacquer. Made this for a dear friend for a 50th birthday present.

-- Justin, Acworth, GA

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#1 posted 02-03-2016 12:49 AM

Great looking A&C clock—very well done. I especially like the inlaid stone! I’m sure the birthday boy/girl will really enjoy it!

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

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#2 posted 02-03-2016 02:14 PM

I enjoy making clocks as well. I like this design and the wood choices you made. And I agree with the other poster about the inlaid stone—-very cool!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#3 posted 02-03-2016 04:27 PM

Nicely done.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#4 posted 02-03-2016 06:23 PM

Thanks for the kind comments. It was a fun project.

-- Justin, Acworth, GA

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#5 posted 02-03-2016 06:30 PM

Very funny design, nice wood colour combination.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 02-03-2016 07:22 PM

Unique creative elements throughout! I’ll give the stone inlay a try, it makes the choices for hour marks infinite.

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#7 posted 02-03-2016 07:24 PM

I like it, very unique.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 02-03-2016 08:34 PM

For the stone inlay, I used a crushed stone mixed in clear epoxy. I use a 5 minute clear epoxy. First mix the two parts of epoxy and then began adding in the crushed stone powder until you get the basic color and consistency you want.

I then used a small shaped pointed piece of wood to gently work the epoxy into the holes I pre-drilled. Try not to smear too much around. Let it dry overnight and then sand it down. Final sanding with 320 grit to get that bit of polish to it….

-- Justin, Acworth, GA

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