G&G Clock

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Project by inmysparetime posted 01-18-2011 07:58 AM 1839 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was an attempt at a modification of the WoodWhisperer design with a Greene & Greene twist. The woods are Monkeywood (or whatever the formal name is, Mayacoba?), Zebra and Walnut for the dowels. The frame was built about 4 months before but never assembled so it sat on the corner of my bench collecting dust until I could think of something to frame. All the joints were cut just using the table saw and then chisels to square everything off. When I saw Marc’s video I figured it could be a cool looking clock if I found the right wood for the center. I ordered the face from KLOCKIT. Of all the little projects I’ve built in the year I’ve been woodworking this is my favorite because I love the contrast between the colors and the grain structures. It’s finished with 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal Semi-gloss.

-- Mike from Mass

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 01:54 PM

What a nice twist on a good design, and great choice of lumber!

-- 4thumbs in MO

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 02:28 PM

Beautiful timepiece.
Good work.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 02:45 PM

Great job, I really like the combo of the wood.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 01-18-2011 04:32 PM

Great work on this and new twist. You should mail this to Marc he would love it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 01-18-2011 05:36 PM

I love the style and the wood choices. Great job.

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#6 posted 01-18-2011 09:18 PM

Very cool. I really like zebra wood and think you did a great job of contrasting it with the mayacoba. I have never seen the mayacoba/monkey wood before. Is it similar in workability to anything else you have used?

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#7 posted 01-18-2011 11:27 PM

The formal name is macacauba and it’s pretty dense stuff (specific gravity of .96) but it cuts pretty well. Out of the wood I’ve worked with I’d say it’s like Bubinga but different grain structure.

-- Mike from Mass

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