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    Default Burl clock

    I've had a slab of burl sitting around for 15+ years, and my wife has been encouraging me for while to turn it into a clock as a present for my father-in-law. I wanted to more 'woodwork' than drill a hole in a nice piece of wood, so I came up with this design, and I'm pretty happy with the result.

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    I don't know what wood the burl is - something really hard, so probably a gum. The segments of the clock face are camphor, with strips of mahogany between. The burl is finished in Poly, and the camphor is finished in Danish oil. I hope this clock never falls off the mantelpiece, because it weighs a ton!
    Good things come to those who wait, and sail right past those who don't reach out and grab them.

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    Looks good. Your wife must be proud of the effort.

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    Very nice Surfdabbler! It is pretty obvious that that bit of burl just HAD to be a mantel clock! You have fulfilled it's destiny well

    cheers
    Walesey

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    very nice indeed.
    Where did you buy the movement/hands etc from.
    Cheers
    conwood

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    Carrol's Woodcraft supplies has these clock movements. I bought it at the wood show last year, but they do mail order.
    Good things come to those who wait, and sail right past those who don't reach out and grab them.

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