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    Question Clock dressup

    OK, I have been asked to make a few things for a fundraiser, which will help raise money to pay medical bills for a local guy. One of the projects will be a Mantel clock. I have the hardware on the way and looking fo input on how to make the clock nicer lookin. I am going to the lumber suppleir to find som high figured grain wood for it. Where the black face is, I plan on useing a contrasting wood from the frame. For wood, I am thinking curly walnut and a curly maple face.Ideas, good bad or other are welcome.

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    if you're using it just for the face, you might want to look into veneers rather than solid lumber.
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    Hey Al, I'm thinking Curly Walnut AND curly maple might be too much 'curly' for a piece that size. I would go curly with one and straight grained on the other.

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    I'd rather go for a shape more curvilinear than the straight box one that you show.

    That would involve more work for sure but I think it would enhance the woods you mention. Have look at clock pictures and try not to do anything similar to those. I know that that is easier to say than to do but it pays off the effort.

    That doesn't need to be your taste, I'm concious that I like curves and sharp pointed shapes.
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    What do you think of cherry for the case and curly maple for the face. I was digging in the veneer and found a few peices of curly walnut, chestnut burl and sapele(?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al killian View Post
    I have the hardware on the way...
    May I ask where you ordered the hardware?



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    I was going to get it from klockit, however I received notice that everything on my list was backorder for 3-4 weeks. After searching I foundhttp://cart.clockparts.com/movements-c-21.html they had everything.

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    i like your idea of using contrasting woods,,my choice would be the maple.quillted out side and the inside can be any dark flat grain veneer the no.then could be white.. the style could be alterd to have some more profiling in the edges as well al..
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    I would put matching inlay banding around the top crown and base foot ...horizontal design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey Torres View Post
    I would put matching inlay banding around the top crown and base foot ...horizontal design.
    sure yu would we havnt seen any of it yet the last thing we saw yu make ws round and there wasnt any on it had to get ya while i can
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