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Thread: JULY 2018 Project of the Month - The "Paintbrush Clock"!

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    Default JULY 2018 Project of the Month - The "Paintbrush Clock"!

    Hello,

    This cute little Piantbrush Clock is a natural for hanging on a wall in your craft room or workshop space, but it surely makes an interesting and unique addition to any other room decor! It’s also ideal for a fun and quick weekend project! The project uses just the 1/16" Carving Bit and the 1/8" Cutting Bit. No other bits are required. The finished dimensions are about 4" wide x 14.7” tall x 0.75" thick.

    Main items you will need:

    1) The Project Files (included):
    • Paintbrush_Clock.mpc

    2) Board with the following dimensions: 0.75" x 7" x 23"

    NOTE: Do not use boards that are smaller than specified above unless using an appropriate jig. Larger boards are fine.

    3) Klockit 2.5" round clock insert (mounting hole is 2.25"). I used model #15686 from www.klockit.com

    4) Sandpaper, stain and/or paint and clear finish

    5) A Dremel-type rotary tool with assorted sanding wheels and bits to sand small details. A spindle sander and small belt sander are also handy to speed up preparation for finishing.

    Apply the finish of your choice.
    Here’s what I used for the sample made from Select Pine:

    • Applied three coats thinned Bulls Eye SealCoat (50/50 SealCoat and denatured alcohol). Sanded with 320-grit between coats.

    • Painted the brush ferrule with silver metallic paint

    • Applied thinned brown craft paint to the bristles as a glaze (brush on-wipe off) to accent the bristle detail

    • Several light coats Krylon Clear Gloss spray, then a final light coat of Krylon Clear Satin spray
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    Last edited by mtylerfl; 07-10-2018 at 01:19 PM.
    Michael T
    Happy Carving!


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    Michael,

    What a pleasant surprise on a warm July afternoon!! Your creative imagination went wild on this one! Unique, Can't wait to carve it. A conversation starter!!

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    Thank you! Enjoy!

    Im at the airport, bound for Northern Maine for a few days - gonna try to find a cooler spot to escape the July heat for awhile!
    Michael T
    Happy Carving!


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    I am in Honey Harbour, Ontario, Canada. A very pleasant 76 degrees today so Maine may be similar. Enjoy!!! Thanks for the great project!

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    Since we're trying to survive the annual 'climate change', after making the Paint Brush Clock, howabout a thermometer with extremes on either end, like a Polar bear frozen in a block of ice, and on the other, a solar flair?
    The scales could read -263K to 1000000K. We're somewhere in between.
    Ron

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    earlyrider

    Great idea! I like it!

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