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Project by Dan'um Style posted 11-10-2007 08:33 AM 3774 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this clock when we lived in our Milwaukee bungalow.

Cherry came from “Kettle Moraine Hardwood saw mill http://www.kmhardwoods.com/

Finish is orange shellac right-out-of-the-can. Sanded to 320 between coats.

Clock kit bought from the Klockit , Lake Geneva, Wisconsin outlet store

Clock face came from the same store. Was bright white, added a coat of shellac to make it look old.

Design came from an old FWW. Do not remember if it was a plan or something I reverse engineered from a photo. Sure it was not 100% because the finial shape was something I came up with at that time. Never follow someone elses plan. Always making mine a little different.

Cherry has developed the natural deep dark color. Sat in front of many windows over the years.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain





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Kaleo

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#1 posted 11-10-2007 08:49 AM

very nice clock, I have alway loved the shaker style. One of my favorite periods of furniture.

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com

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gizmodyne

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#2 posted 11-10-2007 12:29 PM

Beautiful Dan.

When are are you going full time?

Finish question:

How do you apply the shellac?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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miles125

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#3 posted 11-10-2007 12:51 PM

Another fine job!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Brad_Nailor

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#4 posted 11-10-2007 02:21 PM

Beautiful clock….very well done.I like the antiqued clock face..nice touch!

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 11-10-2007 02:32 PM

Great clock, Dan. Nice design work as well. Ya gotta love that Cherry, it just gets better and better. Nice touch with the face.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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mrtrim

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#6 posted 11-10-2007 03:07 PM

very nice work dan. since im new here i usually check peoples project page and youve posted a lot of very nice stuff .

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Andy

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#7 posted 11-10-2007 04:09 PM

Very nice clock Dan.I like the vintage lines.Well done!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 11-10-2007 05:01 PM

Beautiful clock, Dan!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bill Hall

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#9 posted 11-10-2007 05:48 PM

Wow, that’s killer. I have a cherry clock that I’m working on right now that I was going to tung oil, but that orange shellac looks incredible. I might have to try that.

-- http://www.tenoclockwoodworks.com

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 11-10-2007 06:21 PM

John :
Will probably go full time when I retire >grin<

shellac was applied with a badger brush, however, I do not use that method today. I rag it on today.

Everyone else :
Thanks for all the great feedback !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dadoo

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#11 posted 11-10-2007 06:35 PM

Real nice Dan.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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Karson

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#12 posted 11-10-2007 11:33 PM

Great clock Dan.

The Cherry is aging great.

-- 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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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 11-11-2007 05:17 PM

Dan;

Very nice work!

I think you’re already professional, and just don’t know it yet!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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