Introduction: A Natural Edge Shop Clock

I always forget the time when I am in the shop. I definitely need a shop clock. In this project I show how I made a clock from alder and walnut. Something special of this clock is the backwards grain pattern.

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Step 1: The Design

My plan was to use two slaps of alder I got when I made my chainsaw license/certification. To make it more interesting I wanted to inverse the growth rings by cutting the two pieces into triangles and glue them inside out.

Step 2: Removing the Chainsaw Marks

I had to remove the chainsaw marks and after some problems at the lathe I finally got rid of them with my plane.

Step 3: Layouting the Parts

I used my compass to draw a more or less complex pattern onto the slaps to create the most biggest pieces of inside out triangles. The pointed angle has to be 30° so that 12 of them create a circle. One piece for each hour.

Step 4: Cutting and Glueing the Parts

Unfortunately there was a lot of waste after cutting all pieces on the band saw but maybe I can use it in a future project.
For contrast I also resawed a piece of walnut and glued everything in an alternating pattern together. I chopped up the bark I cut off earlier and glued it to the clock.

Step 5: Finishing and Attaching the Mechanics

In the end I finished everything with boiled linseed oil and finally I attached the clock mechanics.

Time Contest

Runner Up in the
Time Contest

Three Ingredient Challenge

Participated in the
Three Ingredient Challenge