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    2015 state fair clock

    can't get started too early i guess. i'll be using the original idea for the client's mantel clock, only reversing it a bit. i picked out some nicely figured white oak for the upright parts, and some nicely grained walnut for the base. for the clock insert, i'll be going with the same, but with the gold bezel. i will be going with a gloss wipe on poly finish.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails mantel clock idea rendered.jpg   001 white oak for the upright parts.jpg   002 walnut to be used for the base.jpg  
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    Should be a nice combination of colors.
    Darren

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    Those are great boards you chose. They should really have life when you get the finish on.

    I'm with Darren on the colors.

    Enjoy,
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    i liked the version that i did for my client so much, that i am going with it. keeping the same walnut base, and white oak upright parts. when i cut the base for my client's clock, i cut the base for this one at the same time, so no need to set up to make the same cuts at a later time. yesterday i planed the white oak to thickness, and laid out the outlines of the upright parts. as with the clock for the client (and as my cnc machine is still a bit unreliable), i'm going to have the local cabinet shop do the indent cut for the clock works on their cnc machine.
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    Going to be very nice.
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    Looking good, Dan!
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    took the white oak part in to the local cabinet shop today, to have the inset cut into the larger upright. should have it back in about 2 weeks.
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    now that i have the inset for the clock insert milled, and the cnc machine somewhat under control, i hit this one pretty good today. planed the white oak down from 1.125" down to an inch even. then i took to the table saw, and split the 2 parts. then it was the fun of cutting the tenons. with that out of the way, it was over to the band saw to rough cut the upright parts, then sand the edges to the marked lines. after a bit of a break, laid out the locations for the mortises on the base, and cut them. then it was time for a test fit. now all that is left is to do the sanding, assembling, and finishing. i liked the look of the blo and satin wipe on poly so much, that will be the finish for this one too.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 005 parts separated and start of tenons.jpg   006 tenon shoulders cut.jpg   007 cut to shape and sanded.jpg   008 mortises cut in base.jpg   009 first test fit.jpg  

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    Coming along very nicely!
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    Looks to be another winner, Dan!
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