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Project by VanDesignWoodworkin posted 01-19-2022 08:15 PM 560 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to try another wall clock with one of the wider pieces of Ambrosia Maple as the clock face. I went with my 10” x 10” stacked frame design. The top most frame is also Ambrosia Maple.

When I thought I was just about finished and ready to put finish on it, the idea came to me to put that thin, darker framing around the edge of the pine frame. It echoes the dark coloring on the top and bottom of the pieces that hold the clock face in place.

I was really pleased with how that turned out.

As it turns out, most of the rest of that Ambrosia Maple has been designated to a coffee table. Making legs, etc isn’t in my wheelhouse, and I’m under a time crunch because my wife returns Friday. I want to surprise her with the coffee table. As a result, I went to our Habitat for Humanity Restore and bought a used coffee table for $25. I popped out the glass. It will be the base for my table.

Lazy, I know, but it works!

-- "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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#1 posted 01-19-2022 08:18 PM

another winner !

-- 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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#2 posted 01-19-2022 08:35 PM

me like !

-- 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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#3 posted 01-19-2022 08:36 PM

Thanks, Dick! I was hoping you’d take a peek. When I finished it, I thought, “Dick would approve of my miters.”


another winner !

- 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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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#4 posted 01-19-2022 08:37 PM

Thanks, Pottz. It’s nice to get away from the burl and gall for a little bit, only because the burl and gall pieces take so much grinding and sanding to get right!


me like !

- 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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#5 posted 01-19-2022 10:08 PM

Nice! Looks really clean and sharp. Beautiful wood and excellent craftsmanship. Good eye.

Good luck on that table…

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

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#6 posted 01-19-2022 10:53 PM

As always, I appreciate you taking a look, Jack.

I think the table is going to come together nicely. I’ve already made some good progress.

Nice! Looks really clean and sharp. Beautiful wood and excellent craftsmanship. Good eye. Good luck on that table…

- 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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#7 posted 01-19-2022 11:01 PM

I can see your shop growing. That table will require some straight edges and clamps and room. Cool man.

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

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#8 posted 01-20-2022 12:55 AM

That looks really nice Van, yes the small band around the outside makes it pop. Great job.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#9 posted 01-20-2022 01:30 AM

I like the design with the offset frames. The corners lend nicely to establishing the major multiples of 3s.

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

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#10 posted 01-20-2022 02:35 AM

Oh yea, that black accent was a great touch…

-- 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 01-20-2022 02:45 AM

Thanks, Eric!


That looks really nice Van, yes the small band around the outside makes it pop. 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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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#12 posted 01-20-2022 02:46 AM

Thank you, Swirt!


I like the design with the offset frames. The corners lend nicely to establishing the major multiples of 3s.

- 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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#13 posted 01-20-2022 02:46 AM

Thanks much, Jack!

Oh yea, that black accent was a great touch…

- 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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#14 posted 01-20-2022 06:03 PM

Thats a really artistic piece! Nice work and imagination.

-- Kevin - Keep the shiny side up

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#15 posted 01-20-2022 07:19 PM

Thank you and thank you for taking a look and commenting.


Thats a really artistic piece! Nice work and imagination.

- 502flier


-- "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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