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A friend spent an extended holiday with us recently. During his stay, he noticed my attempts to build a small shop in the garage. Upon his return home, he sent me a small clock works and encouraged me to build a case.

Since I've never done hinges and they intimidate me, I desgned a bell-jar type case with glass sides and a mirrored back. The top lifts off for winding and setting the clock. I learned a great deal from this project. I've never worked on anything so small. I wanted a simple case that would highlight the clock works without overpowering them.

I finished the clock in tung oil, lemon uice and linsed oil. I'll definitely work with Imbuya again. It cuts like butter, finishes well, and smells like cinnamon and camphor when it's cut.

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Very pretty! Looks a lot like walnut.
 

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Next to small wooden boxes, I really like small clocks. This is very nice.
 

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Very nice clock. I like that - you were intimidated by the hinges, but forged on and designed a very beautiful clock - Good Job.
 

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The design is elegant, it looks like you achieved just what you set out to do. The clock and it's hard mechanical parts are enhanced by the software lines of the wood and construction.
 

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nice looking wood - great project. Don't tell me this is your first stab at woodworking - you are definatley a lumberjock!
 

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Nice! at first hinges intimidated me…but now they just occasionally piss me off. Good work.
 

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Clocks…...... mann i love clocks kinda my downfall… very nice job
 
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