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I started working on this clock. I'm using a solid piece of Walnut and an old USSR plastic clock face with Roman Numerals. I used white plastic rods, 1/8" and 1/16" for the inner dial. I've made most of the cuts. I bought a clock glass door in brass and practiced fitting it on a piece of scrap wood. I didn't like the fit, so I ordered a pressure fit one. I now have the movement and hands. I need to cut the slot for the fit up and attach the base and stain/seal.

I got the pressure fit glass ring and it worked wonderfully. I stained and sealed it with wipe on poly. This was my first time using wipe on poly and it is okay, but I think I prefer the paste finishes like Briwax. I'm very pleased with it and am ready to go on to the next one.

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Is the base going to be Mahogany also? I'm real interested in seeing it after finish, mahogany can really pop.

Steve.
 

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Yes, I forgot to mention, I have yet to make the base and back door, which will be in Mahogany. These should be fairly simple. The idea was to just use white against the contrast of the Mahogany. Also, by routing a ring behind the numbers, I was hoping to create a shadow which would be another shade darker. I can't decide whether to use polished brass for the bezel glass cover or to get it powdercoated white. I'm leaning towards the polished brass as the white may be too cheap looking. :)
 

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Looking forward to the finished product.
 

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Please post the finished project when finished. This is an interesting concept.
 

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I don't know what I was thinking, this was not mahogany! It was Walnut! I was confused for the longest time. My apologies for the confusion.
Yes, I forgot to mention, I have yet to make the base and back door, which will be in Mahogany. These should be fairly simple. The idea was to just use white against the contrast of the Mahogany. Also, by routing a ring behind the numbers, I was hoping to create a shadow which would be another shade darker. I can t decide whether to use polished brass for the bezel glass cover or to get it powdercoated white. I m leaning towards the polished brass as the white may be too cheap looking. :)

- henricus
 
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