Wild Olive Wooden Wall Clock - Made of the Roots

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Hi Everyone

(One expert advise me I should show my work here as well, already under the Forums section…)

I made this wooden wall clock from the root parts of a dead Wild Olive tree, that grew in South Africa’s Highveld region and are speculated to have been more than 300 years old when it eventually died.

First of all I made lots of small blocks from the root branches. I then glued it painstakingly together, night after night, with one peace at a time.

The whole project took me several weeks to complete.

The clock’s dimensions is as follows: It is 3 cm thick and about 31 cm in diameter.

The little red part in the upper part is a hole, which I still intend on making, maybe a small red butterfly there,

with glossy red paint?



N.S. These type of projects takes way too much time to sell and thus I only made it to enjoy myself. It now hangs proudly in my sleeping room.

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16309 posts in 3748 days

#1 posted 05-28-2016 05:00 PM

Beuatiful clock. Wood itself looks extraordinary.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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54 posts in 1683 days

#2 posted 05-28-2016 05:15 PM

Thanks Majuvla

Wild Olive wood (root wood) is highly sought after by knife makers for knife handles in South Africa and I ques elsewhere as well?

And now I know why…

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3518 posts in 3224 days

#3 posted 05-29-2016 02:51 PM

nice work

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