Wild olive wall clock

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Project by acraig5075 posted 04-02-2017 07:45 PM 860 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very simple project, but also very gratifying. The wood is wild olive and has an absolutely beautiful grain. It’s hard and heavy but sanded well. The cavity for the clock mechanism was routed out and the mechanism fits snugly just by friction. I filled cracks and voids with an epoxy called Kraftex Pratligo, and finished it with three coats of polyurethane varnish. There was more color variation before varnishing, which makes me think oiling perhaps would have been better. I’d like to work with this species wood again, it would make for stunning boxes or drawer fronts.

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#1 posted 04-03-2017 01:32 AM

That grain pattern is absolutely amazing. Wood grain is usually so flowing. This seems very chaotic. Very cool looking.

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#2 posted 03-15-2018 04:05 PM

I love Clocks and what an amazing grain pattern

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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