Small Desk Clock

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Project by DBoltz posted 02-18-2012 02:41 PM 1870 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a desk clock that I made for my brother a while back. The base is Brazilian cherry and the body is ambrosia maple. The body is attached to the base with 2 dowels and, of course, some glue. Insert came from my local Woodcraft here in Norfolk. Finish is 3 coats of wipe on poly and about 4 coats of clear paste wax. I am very pleased with how this came out. I like the combination of the woods and the figure in the maple. The Brazilian cherry sure takes a finish nicely, I think. Photography is courtesy of my brother.

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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#1 posted 02-18-2012 02:45 PM

I am a sucker for clocks. This is no exception. Job well done. I am sure it will be well used. Everyone needs clocks is my motto. Thanks for showing.

-- John T.

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#2 posted 02-18-2012 04:12 PM

That came out good.I enjoy making them aswell.They make wonderful gifts :)

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#3 posted 02-18-2012 04:26 PM

Nice use of the Ambrosia to make this a one of a kind project ..The finish is perfect as well : )
What are the measurements ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 02-18-2012 05:18 PM

Very cool clock with great wood.


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#5 posted 02-18-2012 07:01 PM

Nicely done! Maple is always full of surprises, and one of my favorite woods. The ambrosia streak adds a lot to the design. Also, one can never have too many clocks!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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