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    Keeping Turning Time to a minimum

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    ________A Touch of Minimalist_______________Click on images for larger view.
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    Chas. just a traveller on the road of time.

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    That's a beauty, Chas. Very nicely done.
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    Keeping Turning Time to a minimum

    Chas, good looking clock. Simple, yet elegant.

    Now, to change the battery, one would just pull the clock out from the case?

    What diameter is the face?

    What is the finish?

    As always, nice job Chas. You never cease to inspire me (I just haven't begun trying to make some of your projects, yet).

    Aloha, Tony
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Baideme View Post
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    Now, to change the battery, one would just pull the clock out from the case?
    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Baideme View Post
    ..What diameter is the face?
    100mm (near enough 4" in your money)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Baideme View Post
    ..What is the finish?
    Finish is just Chestnuts Melamine wiped on with a cloth covered finger tip (stationary), rapid movement quick spread before it has time to build, followed by quick spin to burnish with old cotton hand towel.
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    Chas you never cease to amaze me. That is certainly a great minimalist approach to a clock and it works so well. I am used to seeing clocks embedded in a chunck of wood but that wood border looks so much finer and refined. How about a nice spalted one or one in a dark wood. The contrast would be huge between say the gold and walnut. Real neat arrangement.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    ..... That is certainly a great minimalist approach to a clock and it works so well. I am used to seeing clocks embedded in a chunck of wood but that wood border looks so much finer and refined. ...
    Thanks Rob, the chunky craft stall look was precisely what I was trying to avoid. Don't know about your side of the pond but over here it would seem that a clock switches many turners into beading and embellishment mode.
    Contrast woods, SWMBO has already voiced similar, have a shed full of spalted but I think it may be too busy or to far gone for fine detail, need to drag out the storage bins and see what was put away awaiting inspiration
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    Very pretty little clock Chas. How was is attached to the base?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Royall Clark View Post
    How was is attached to the base?
    Royall, I used Z-Poxy Epoxy Resin - (30 Minute) untreated wood, about 3/4sq" area.
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    Chas that is a beauty. Great looking wood.
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    I really like this one, Chas. Very clean look. You definitely achieved your goal of breaking out of the "craft stall" look.

    Dunno if I could to the 100mm part, though, since I don't have a metric lathe.
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