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.