Table Clock

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Project by Karson posted 03-08-2007 06:37 AM 4478 views 18 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table clock a couple of years ago. It’s made out of tigar maple and Cocobolo.

I think this was the last item I made from Cocobolo, because some people have an alergic reaction to the dust.

I broke out with poison ivy type rash all over my neck, arms etc where ever the dust settled.

Be careful.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#1 posted 03-08-2007 06:38 AM

Very Nice, Karson.

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#2 posted 03-08-2007 06:43 AM

Wow really nice looking. I enjoy the contrast in woods and the sculptural qualities. I’ve heard of lots of different reactions to wood. Sorry about yours. Too bad thats beautiful wood.

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#3 posted 03-08-2007 06:54 AM

Neat design… mental note, don’t eat Karson’s clock.

Or make plates/bowls out of cocobolo either.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 03-08-2007 07:00 AM

I really like the design and the woods compliment one another very well.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 03-08-2007 08:46 AM

Karson, this is beautiful. I love the design – looks like the number ‘9’.

What’s the time piecepiece – mechanical or electronic?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 03-08-2007 09:45 AM

Cocobolo is a beautiful wood. Too bad the dust is such an irritant. Interesting shape.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 03-08-2007 12:04 PM

Karson, once again another nice piece that was well thought out. Thanks for sharing.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#8 posted 03-08-2007 09:38 PM

Beautiful Karson – Nice design!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#9 posted 03-10-2007 01:49 AM

Hi Karson;
—-nice piece, sharp and clean lines making up a time teller of ‘wood art’!

What’s the finish?

-- --frank, NH,

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#10 posted 03-10-2007 01:56 AM

Frank. It is sprayed clear shellac. Thuis was before the days of knowing how to French Polish and using Amber Shellac to bring out the grain before the clear for depth.

Don: The clock mechanism is a $4.00 battery operated job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#11 posted 03-10-2007 01:46 PM

Beautiful clock Karson, sorry about the wood allergy I can sympathize. Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 11-13-2007 04:16 AM

looks good love the contemporary creativity

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#13 posted 12-12-2007 04:35 PM

beautiful work. You are right, my pen isn’t cocobolo. Really great figures and color!

-- Mark, Florida,

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#14 posted 01-11-2008 05:24 AM

Whoa, I didn’t know cocobolo could do that. Anyway, very cool clock. Great design.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#15 posted 01-11-2008 11:26 AM

Too bad about the rash. The clock is a stunner.

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