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#1 Stone

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:57 AM

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It's walnut, with Zissner amber shellac. Maybe I'll be able to get better pictures in the daylight to show the grain figure, which I quite like.

This had a lot of firsts for me. Previously, almost all of my projects were tables, dressers, and bookcases that had pretty much the same formate of rails, stiles, mortises, tenons, panels, etc. This was my first octogon (easily cut with an Incra miter jig and band clamped*). My first shop-made moulding. Less easy, but I'm pretty happy with how it came out (although I couldn't get a decent photo showing the profile clearly):

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And the miters aren't very tight. And, there's a glue line. And I didn't sand the moulding very well. But . . . I didn't hurt myself making it.

Thanks for looking.

*This one time, at band clamp.

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#2 memesuze

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:11 PM

I'm seriously impressed with your woodworking. My grandfather made/repaired clocks as a hobby, but I'm not sure if it was only the innards or if he did the exterior as well. No one who would know is still alive.
"When you think about it, all of my greatest work is poop tomorrow." - Mario Batali

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#3 Liza

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:03 PM

You're going to make some young lady very happy, Stone.
ďAnd another thing. You don't have to "move on" either. Not until you're ready. People say, Oh, you should be grateful. They say, Oh, it's time for you to move on. I'm like, What are you, a cop with a nightstick? I'll move on when I'm done playing the blues on my harmonica, thank you very much.

Really, people will tell you all kinds of garbage. Don't believe it.

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#4 hollywood

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 06:58 PM

very nice, Stone. looks like somebody cleaned your clock.

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#5 Eatmywords

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:17 PM

It's cool, dude. Would be nice to see a before shot tho. How are we supposed to gauge your work? :P

Other than what Iíve seen on Antique Road Show Iíve little exposure to these things. Is it an antique? Normal that the label obstructs the view of the Pendulum?

#6 Stone

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:56 PM

Before:
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#7 hollywood

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:10 PM

you cut down that protected tree to make your clock? treble damages, dude!

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#8 Eatmywords

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:53 PM

Holdup, you made that whole thing? The frame? The clock you bought? Amazing either way. I canít believe you donít have a studio on a shaded Williamsburg side street.

#9 Stone

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:15 PM

Holdup, you made that whole thing? The frame? The clock you bought? Amazing either way. I canít believe you donít have a studio on a shaded Williamsburg side street.

Of course I made it. You think I'd post about buying a clock? All the wood I made. The workings I bought.

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#10 Lippy

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:28 PM

Very nice work, Stone. I need two bedside night tables, please.

#11 Stone

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:59 PM

Thanks everyone.

And she was.


#12 hollywood

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 10:36 PM

Thanks everyone.

can i order one in digital?

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#13 splinky

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 10:57 PM

stone, posting your wood to the internets. have you learned nothing in the last few weeks.
nice work!

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#14 Stone

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:43 PM


Thanks everyone.

can i order one in digital?

Right click on the photo above, click "save image as".

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#15 prasantrin

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:17 AM

do you do intricate parquet designs on tables? I vote for that to be your next project.