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Burl/Gall Clock #8

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Project by VanDesignWoodworkin posted 12-02-2021 08:24 PM 425 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For this clock, I wanted to see if I could replicate the clock I posted a few days ago… since it proved to be a popular design. I wanted to knock it out while the design/process was still fresh in my head. I still had enough clear pine and trim for the frame, so I’m learning that this is not a cost prohibitive clock.

I did make some slight changes. For this clock, I reversed the light to dark sequencing, so the inner frame is light, then a dark outer frame, and then a lighter finishing frame (that still had some of the marbling). With a dark main frame, I used light “button” decorations.

Another small change is the half-inch piece of burl on the outer edges of the inner frame. The outer most burl is from that maple from my sister’s yard. The pieces on either side of the clock face are wild cherry gall. The clock face itself… well, I’m not certain of the wood type, but it was a piece of burl that had been infested with ants, so you can see some of their damage/tunnels. It’s a little darker than I would have hoped, but the face plays nicely off the darkness of the main frame.

The burl/gall pieces are finished with wipe-on gloss poly. The rest is satin wipe-on gloss poly.

I was glad to be able to replicate the clock, and I didn’t get too bored while repeating a design. Here it is with its progenitor:

Tomorrow I leave on a road trip with a buddy of mine (though not a Lumber Jock buddy!). We are driving my sister’s clock to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to give to her. Then I’ll visit with family. I’m looking forward to taking a break from the workshop for a few days, but maybe bringing a sketch book to sketch new clock designs.

Thanks for looking!

-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 12-02-2021 08:33 PM

Beautiful!

That’s a great design…

Had an instructor tell me once, a good piece of art draws the eye all around the piece, with repeating elements…He also said, “to say a piece is super, is the highest compliment you could give”...

Super!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 12-02-2021 08:36 PM

I like this project.
It’s unique and some clean lines

-- What I make is for others....How I make it is for me.

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#3 posted 12-02-2021 08:37 PM

Hey… thanks, man! That really means a lot.

Beautiful! That s a great design… Had an instructor tell me once, a good piece of art draws the eye all around the piece, with repeating elements…He also said, “to say a piece is super, is the highest compliment you could give”... Super!

- mtnwild


-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#4 posted 12-02-2021 08:39 PM

I appreciate the good words. Over the winter, if not inspired to some other design, I’ll keep making more of these. They seem to be enjoyed by most folks… so a possible “good seller.”


I like this project.
It s unique and some clean lines

- Rwolinski


-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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#5 posted 12-02-2021 08:45 PM

both clocks are really eye catchers – mind posting some dimensions ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 12-02-2021 08:53 PM

nice repeat but with a reverse spin on it.looks great.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#7 posted 12-02-2021 09:02 PM

Oh sure (I always forget that!) The frame is just under 12 inches across and almost six inches high.


both clocks are really eye catchers – mind posting some dimensions ?

- recycle1943


-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#8 posted 12-02-2021 09:05 PM

Thanks! I hope to always now have one of these clocks in progress… like go out, cut a few parts, set them aside, then work on something else… but this will be my go-to project when I’m between projects.


nice repeat but with a reverse spin on it.looks great.

- pottz


-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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#9 posted 12-02-2021 11:36 PM



Thanks! I hope to always now have one of these clocks in progress… like go out, cut a few parts, set them aside, then work on something else… but this will be my go-to project when I m between projects.

nice repeat but with a reverse spin on it.looks great.

- pottz

- NoWhiskeyWoodworking


how are you selling them ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#10 posted 12-02-2021 11:48 PM

Right now, just word of mouth. I haven’t sold any of this design yet. I’ve sold one clock and have a buyer for another one, but I told him I want to see how the burl adjusts to the change in humidity.

Thanks! I hope to always now have one of these clocks in progress… like go out, cut a few parts, set them aside, then work on something else… but this will be my go-to project when I m between projects.

nice repeat but with a reverse spin on it.looks great.

- pottz

- NoWhiskeyWoodworking

how are you selling them ?

- pottz


-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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#11 posted 12-03-2021 12:03 AM

That is the biggest wristwatch I have ever seen. :-)

Nice clock build.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Eric

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#12 posted 12-03-2021 02:07 AM

Not very done Van, I like the darker center, where the brass hands stand out. Great Job.

Have a safe trip to the UP. I remember crossing the bridge this time of year, and those winds pick up pretty good. Of course I was just out of high school, and driving a VW Bug with a 17’ canoe on top, and that was years ago. Must have been a funny site to see.

-- Eric, building the dream

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#13 posted 12-03-2021 02:09 AM

Thanks!


That is the biggest wristwatch I have ever seen. :-)

Nice clock build.

- therealSteveN


-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#14 posted 12-03-2021 02:10 AM

Thanks… I’ll keep my wits about me on the bridge!


Not very done Van, I like the darker center, where the brass hands stand out. Great Job.

Have a safe trip to the UP. I remember crossing the bridge this time of year, and those winds pick up pretty good. Of course I was just out of high school, and driving a VW Bug with a 17 canoe on top, and that was years ago. Must have been a funny site to see.

- Eric


-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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#15 posted 12-03-2021 06:08 AM

You killed it again!!!

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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