As per my first blog post, I revealed I love to go to garage sales in the summertime. This past month, I’ve been to close to thirty of them because July is such a hot month to have a sale (pun intended)! Sometimes when I’m feeling adventurous, I’ll go to estate sales too, hoping to find something I can turn into a clock. A couple of weeks ago, I did just that!
Whether it be HGTV, TLC, Etsy, or Pinterest, the Do-It-Yourself generation is in full swing, and doesn’t seem to be backing down any time soon. With that in mind, I thought I would give DIY-ing a shot and document my adventures via our Klockit blog. Afterall, what is a better object to DIY than a clock? Continue reading
Looking to increase output in your woodworking shop the smart way? Mr. Randy Sharp from Sawdust Inn recently conducted an analysis of a woodworking project to compare how much time was spent setting up machines to make cuts verses the time spent making the cuts. The results? Very surprising! See them here. Continue reading
A huge thank you goes out to all who participated in our Fall 2015 clock contest! So many fantastic stories – we appreciate the opportunity to hear about all of the great projects you all have completed. Continue reading
Fall is here! To kick things off, we wanted to share with you how to make a Pumpkin Clock. We’ve created this step-by-step guide to help you create the perfect DIY pumpkin clock! Continue reading
Like many woodworkers I’ve spent considerable time and effort setting up my shop and equipping it with the right tools to produce a wide variety of home décor items. I just haven’t been able to dedicate as much effort to understanding everything I should know about selecting the best lumber for each project. Continue reading
Randy Sharp from Sawdust Inn recently finished his first grandfather clock! It may have took a little longer than Randy had hoped, but he did a fantastic job on one of the most important stages of a clock build…the finishing.
Instead of staining his project, Randy wanted the naturally dark cherry color of the wood to shine through. So he began by sanding all the parts with finer courses of sandpaper, finishing with a hand-sanding to 220 grit paper.
Then he helped the aging process by exposing the clock assembly to the UV rays of direct sunlight. Thanks to two sunny days, the cherry was noticeably darker! Randy then added a generous coat of Boiled Linseed Oil to help move it towards a rich golden brown. Last but not least, he finished it off with three coats of polyurethane for long-lasting protection. As nature takes it course, the clock will eventually reach a rich, deep crimson red.
Here’s a sneak peek of his finished project! See the full reveal here.