Contemporary Clock

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Project by Mosquito posted 12-20-2012 04:40 AM 2002 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a clock similar in design to one that the Wood Whisperer did in one of his videos. I made it for a friend, who challenged me to do the inlay the way it is. I came up with the pattern for the inlay and went with it. That was my first time every doing anything like that. It seems to have worked out ok…

I’ve actually had the clock done for a while, I just haven’t had a chance to get finish on it. Finish is 3 coats of Danish Oil. The woods are Mahogany, Cherry, Mahogany for the outside pieces, the rods are walnut, and the center is cherry. The inlay and splines are padauk. The clock inserts are 1 7/16” inserts.

A couple more “in progress” pictures

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#1 posted 12-20-2012 04:47 AM

Beautiful Mos.

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#2 posted 12-20-2012 05:13 AM

Another cool clock.good job


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#3 posted 12-20-2012 07:24 AM

Wow. Friggin’ wow.

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#4 posted 12-20-2012 11:25 AM

Great job sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-20-2012 12:43 PM

Excellent. I like the blend of different type woods. Well done.

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#6 posted 12-20-2012 02:47 PM

The inlay adds a nice touch to a fun project. Great job!

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#7 posted 12-20-2012 03:21 PM

Thanks guys. It was a pretty fun project. The inlay was actually kind of fun, if not a little tedious…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#8 posted 12-20-2012 04:06 PM

What time is it! I was looking for a good Flavor Flav pic but couldnt find anything post worthy.

Great work Mos. I dont think you could even do that with the #45 right? you would get blow out at every intersection of the inlay.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#9 posted 12-20-2012 04:57 PM

I’m sure I could have done it with the #45, but it would have been quite difficult, and no where near as clean, like you suggested. If I were to scribe every intersection I could probably do it, but that would be such a pain…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#10 posted 12-20-2012 07:37 PM

Sharp and genius ! I like the frame , perfect!

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#11 posted 12-20-2012 11:30 PM

thanks surfside :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#12 posted 12-22-2012 01:13 AM

Although I like your shaker clock more than this one (just my taste), I can imagine this was a fun project to do and the inlay turned out really nice. I like the weave effect.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#13 posted 12-22-2012 04:37 AM

Thanks again Andy. I prefer the shaker clocks as well. They’re clean, and I like that look. This one was pretty fun. The upfront cost was a bit painful, though. Having to buy the 1/4” cherry, and 1/4” mahogany, and then the smallest piece of 1/8” padauk I could get was 3”x24”, and a 5”x24” piece of 3/4” cherry for the center piece… I’ve since used much of that padauk and cherry, but still…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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