Every once in a while I get a chance to let my mind run wild when designing a piece, this was one of those times…………………



  Every once in a while I get a chance to let my imagination run wild, this happens to be one of those times.

A friend of mine is retiring next week and I couldn’t think of a better thing to make for him than a clock, since now he doesn’t have to look at one except to get to the golf course on time.

The piece started out its life as aluminum cut off from a plasma cutter with a few pieces of Wenge added in for good measure. The aluminum is a full 1” thick X 15” long and 6” tall. The aluminum was in bad shape when I got it and it required a fair bit of sanding to get it where you see it now. I finished off the aluminum with 0000 steel wool and wax.

The 12”X12” Wenge clock body has ½” diameter aluminum rod installed at the 4 major hours (3, 6, 9, and 12) and they are held in place by epoxy. The Wenge clock body is being held up off of the main aluminum body by two 3/8” aluminum rods.

The piece measures a total of 15” wide X 19 ½” tall, with the feet being 7 ½” wide X 2 ½” tall. All of the Wenge pieces received three coats of shellac followed by two coats of wax.