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Project by Dusty56 posted 04-29-2008 05:00 PM 9324 views 6 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello to my friends that commented on the face being off center. I did this purposely as I was trying to capture the “waterfall” effect of the grain pattern and also show off the Tiger stripes at the same time. Hopefully you can see what I mean in these pictures. I realize that I’m no photographer ! hahahaa
Have a great day ! The finish is Minwax Woodsheen “Natural”

I added views of the back and top profiles today 12-02-09. Originally we were limited to just 3 pictures but thanks to Martin , we can now do 6 of them : )

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

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#1 posted 04-29-2008 05:08 PM

I see it and I love this, Great job, great work.I like it when the wood does the talking!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#2 posted 04-29-2008 05:23 PM

Nice clock!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 04-29-2008 06:39 PM

Beautiful wood and great looking finish.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 04-29-2008 06:41 PM

Hi Dusty,

I can see what you were after in the second and third pics. Nice job and it does create a nice effect.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 04-29-2008 11:38 PM

I have built a few tabletop liquor cabinets where I offset the doors to one side and cover the central reveal with burl walnut, and I have offset clock faces in much the same way you have. I do not do it so much to show off the wood but rather to add an amount of tension to the piece so that it attracts the eye. My wife hates it because things are not centered and “balanced” but if done well it looks great. Yours has been done well. Hats off. As always, bbqking.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#6 posted 04-30-2008 01:46 AM

i love this—-seemingly simple design…but its not simple…the design takes into condsideration such an amazing grain pattern…very nice…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 04-30-2008 03:40 AM


My wife would be the same way as bbq’s, wanting it to be centered, personaly I like it the way it is, nice effect.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#8 posted 04-30-2008 04:43 AM

Beautiful, A very nice job of showing off a beautiful piece of wood.

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#9 posted 07-25-2008 07:45 AM

Such beautiful wood, it always seems to make the piece doesn’t it. Excellent finish job also.


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 01-05-2009 06:06 PM

Hello Ian the top is simply super glued to the base . It was an experiment that has lasted about 6 years so far and I handle it and turn it sideways and generally try to loosen the base .So far , so good : ) Thanks for checking it out and Happy New Year to you ! Please explain “the rule of thirds” to me as I am not aware of it . thanks

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#11 posted 12-01-2009 09:49 PM

Hi Dusty, I just got to check out your work, thanks for the tips on the wood source’s and I’m very impressed with your work, this piece really caught my eye, I love it, I think I would love it even with out the clock, Beautiful finish,wood grain and the contrast of the different colors of wood just jump out and say look at me. Great job, thanks for sharing. You is now my newest new buddie L.O.L. Can’t wait to see some more of your talent.

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#12 posted 12-02-2009 12:00 AM

Why thank you very much , Gary : )
I was never able to part with this clock as yet , but I have made a couple copies so far for customers.
Of course each one was different being from another tree. This was only a piece of scrap that I made use of after picking it up at a local lumber yard. They had cut the end off of a 5/4” rough board because it had a knot and a couple of checks in the end…After planing and trimming ,etc. , this is what I made from it. : ) Glad you liked it !
You can see where the grain starts to change near the top of the clock as it approached the knot that used to be there . Thanks for your comments and for looking at my goodies : )

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

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#13 posted 12-02-2009 02:23 AM

AH-HA,,,, and here I thought you off set the clock cause it looked cool that way.. WELL,,, that’s using the ol noodle for something besides a hat rack. I think the knot hole was in the perfect spot. Tell your wife not everything is perfect and centered, sometimes the off balanced and unusual is strange but unique and awsome in it’s own way,,,, like me for example.. L.O.L.

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#14 posted 12-02-2009 02:38 AM

I knew I read it somewhere here earlier about the wife wanting everything centered. Now I see I got cooldavion’s and bbqkings comments mixed up with you, I just woke up from a late afternoon nap still a little brain dead the blood hasn’t worked its way to the brain yet . L.O.L.

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#15 posted 12-02-2009 03:07 AM

Gary , there’s no knot hole behind the clock…..grab your coffee and reread my description as to why the clock isn’t centered….LMAO !! ZOOM the pictures, Bro : )

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