Burl Driftwood Clock

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Project by SJThrasher posted 01-21-2018 04:12 PM 1086 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I found this piece of burl on the beach. I figured it would make a cool project. I sliced the front off 1/8” at a time until I was satisfied with the pattern. Next, I sliced off about 3/4” behind the “face”. Then I notched out the back of the face for the clock workings. I shaved off a bit from the bottom at an angle so it stands upright. To hold the face on the back, I drilled holes in the “base” and matched the location with two brass screws, then I cut off the screw heads to make pins. It holds it together well enough for now but in the future, if it starts slipping off, I’ll add magnets to hold it together. I sanded the face down to 220 grit and applied 8 coats of tung oil (the first three coats were soaked up like a sponge)

By the way, not sure why the two pictures are sideways. I changed them in several different ways and they continue to load like that.

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#1 posted 01-21-2018 05:48 PM

Very Unique! Well Done!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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