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Wild Cherry Gall Clock

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Project by VanDesignWoodworkin posted 12-18-2021 12:52 PM 626 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m just finishing up some clocks before the holidays. I’m always playing with design ideas. I did try to incorporate a lighter “honey” stain in this one. Plus, I’ve started adding the silver wall hanger component to all of these square shaped clocks so people can have a desk clock or a wall clock. Dimensions are about 5.5” x 5.5” on this one.

Got out in the woods yesterday and harvested quite a few galls and burls… so should keep me in clocks through the long Michigan winter.

-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 12-18-2021 01:32 PM

Pretty cool looking, nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#2 posted 12-18-2021 01:36 PM

Thank you… and thanks for taking a look!


Pretty cool looking, nice work.

- woodbutcherbynight


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 12-18-2021 02:00 PM

another good looking clock – imho, I think the outer frame would look soooo much better with a miter. ask Santa for a powered miter saw – ya never know

-- 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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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#4 posted 12-18-2021 02:11 PM

Thanks. I am hoping for a powered miter saw for Christmas. But, I accept this challenge, and I’m going to try to miter the next one with my miter box… I mean, why not?


another good looking clock – imho, I think the outer frame would look soooo much better with a miter. ask Santa for a powered miter saw – ya never know

- recycle1943


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#5 posted 12-18-2021 03:28 PM

Very nice!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#6 posted 12-18-2021 03:40 PM

Thanks much!


Very nice!

- ronstar


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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pottz

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#7 posted 12-18-2021 09:07 PM

real nice buddy.

-- 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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#8 posted 12-18-2021 09:52 PM

Thank you… working on a new design right now that’s going to take me a little while, I think.


real nice buddy.

- pottz


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#9 posted 12-19-2021 01:23 AM

Nice work. I favor your bigger clocks. They have a bit more free/empty space. The smaller one like this seems to have so much going on in a small space. It looks good up close, but seeing it on the wall from farther away seems a bit busy.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#10 posted 12-19-2021 01:34 AM

That looks neat, at first I thought I saw Michigan on the clock. It is close in the grain pattern. Great job.

-- Eric, building the dream

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#11 posted 12-19-2021 03:17 PM

Thanks, Swirt! I tend to agree with you. I set out to make these square clocks simple, so primarily the burl would be highlighted. I wanted them quick to make, but now I’m still adding too much bling.

Next one will be simple and sleek.


Nice work. I favor your bigger clocks. They have a bit more free/empty space. The smaller one like this seems to have so much going on in a small space. It looks good up close, but seeing it on the wall from farther away seems a bit busy.

- swirt


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#12 posted 12-19-2021 03:17 PM

Thanks, Eric! I’ve had a couple people mention the Michigan thing!


That looks neat, at first I thought I saw Michigan on the clock. It is close in the grain pattern. Great job.

- Eric


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#13 posted 12-19-2021 08:33 PM

Wow, you are just obsessed right now…Loving it!...Been a while since I’ve been inspired like you seem to be…

I think the smaller clocks are fine…maybe you used too large a slab in the middle…looks cramed in there…just use smaller slabs on those little ones…

You could go with dowels to float the smaller slab in the center…

I like this one though, the arrow corners direct you right to where to look and the wood makes you want to look closer…

Cool man…

Thinking about the smaller clocks some more, maby square is’t the best shape for your amorphic slabs…

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

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#14 posted 12-19-2021 10:45 PM

Thanks, Jack. I’ll keep tinkering with the smaller design. Right now I’m working on something that diverges quite a bit from the designs I’ve been doing. We’ll see if it works out.

Wow, you are just obsessed right now…Loving it!...Been a while since I ve been inspired like you seem to be… I think the smaller clocks are fine…maybe you used too large a slab in the middle…looks cramed in there…just use smaller slabs on those little ones… You could go with dowels to float the smaller slab in the center… I like this one though, the arrow corners direct you right to where to look and the wood makes you want to look closer… Cool man… Thinking about the smaller clocks some more, maby square is t the best shape for your amorphic slabs…

- mtnwild


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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