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Wall Clock (no burl or gall)

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Project by VanDesignWoodworkin posted 01-17-2022 07:22 PM 698 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took a brief break from fly fishing clocks until I hear back from a few more shops. Don’t want to end up making more than I might need… considering fly fishing clocks play to a very specific audience.

For whatever reason, my Lowes keeps getting in 8 foot pieces of the Ambrosia Maple. I picked up two more very patterned pieces two days ago. It gave me the idea to make a wall clock that features the maple exclusively without the distraction of burl.

The clock face is my attempt to salvage from my scraps.

Not sure that I would make this design again, but I like how it turned out.

(Forgive the productivity and posting, but my wife is traveling and my teaching schedule is not drowning me in papers yet)

-- "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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#1 posted 01-17-2022 07:41 PM

nice one van. i cant believe lowes has ambrosia maple like that.what do they have it listed as. gotta be a screw up from their supplier.buy all you can.

-- 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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#2 posted 01-17-2022 08:05 PM

Thanks, Pottz. I see on the sticker an “AM”... which I’m guessing means Ambrosia Maple. They are selling it at $10 for an 8 foot board.

I’ve been grabbing up the stuff that has good markings from top to bottom.


nice one van. i cant believe lowes has ambrosia maple like that.what do they have it listed as. gotta be a screw up from their supplier.buy all you can.

- 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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recycle1943

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#3 posted 01-17-2022 08:08 PM

you don’t need anything on this one – looks great as is

-- 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 01-17-2022 08:11 PM

Well, now you’re making me think I should try to make this design at least one more time. I already have some ideas as to how I would handle the clock face a little differently.


you don t need anything on this one – looks great as is

- 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 01-17-2022 08:42 PM

Fine looking clock Van!
Toned donw a bit from the galls, but a great showcase for the wood. Someone is going to really like that in their house 8^)

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#6 posted 01-17-2022 08:44 PM

Thanks, Splint!

I’m thinking maybe I should make one more of these.


Fine looking clock Van!
Toned donw a bit from the galls, but a great showcase for the wood. Someone is going to really like that in their house 8^)

- splintergroup


-- "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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#7 posted 01-17-2022 09:38 PM

Woof! Nice work…. and I second Pottz, I can’t believe Lowes has that and has it for that price. I apparently need a better Lowes.

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

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#8 posted 01-17-2022 10:08 PM

Got me thinking I need to head over there tomorrow one more time and clean them out.


Woof! Nice work…. and I second Pottz, I can t believe Lowes has that and has it for that price. I apparently need a better Lowes.

- 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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#9 posted 01-17-2022 11:17 PM



Woof! Nice work…. and I second Pottz, I can t believe Lowes has that and has it for that price. I apparently need a better Lowes.

- swirt


i need to start checking mine more often.

-- 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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#10 posted 01-17-2022 11:35 PM

That’s a wonderful, sharp looking clock…Beautiful wood well used…Think I like this one most…Well done…

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

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#11 posted 01-18-2022 12:20 AM

Well, that settles it, Jack… I’m going to make another clock like this!

That s a wonderful, sharp looking clock…Beautiful wood well used…Think I like this one most…Well done…

- 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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#12 posted 01-18-2022 04:29 AM

I really do like the style of this clock and may have to swipe your ideas on this. The grain really makes it stand out. I’m guessing you had to put the rods and center in before the glue up of the outer frame ? Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#13 posted 01-18-2022 04:32 AM

Thanks, Mel!


I really do like the style of this clock and may have to swipe your ideas on this. The grain really makes it stand out. Excellent job !!! Mel

- mel52


-- "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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James E McIntyre

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#14 posted 01-18-2022 05:24 PM

You do make nice clocks with very original designs. I’ve never seen ambrosias maple at our Lowe’s in So. Cal.
It must be a regional wood.

I used to fish when I lived back east and sure would like to see one of your fly fishing clocks.

-- James E McIntyre

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#15 posted 01-18-2022 06:08 PM

Absolutely, James… here are a couple pics:


You do make nice clocks with very original designs. I’ve never seen ambrosias maple at our Lowe’s in So. Cal.
It must be a regional wood.

I used to fish when I lived back east and sure would like to see one of your fly fishing clocks.

- James E McIntyre


-- "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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