Here I am making mini clocks again. These are going to be used for gift giving for family. I based the design on my taller Craftsman style clock (here and here) but made these shorter because I wanted to use some exotic wood and the original design wouldn’t fit on the piece I had. Once I made a prototype I was so pleased with the outcome that I made them all like this.
Here’s a view of them all:
Left to right:
Baltic birch painted with black gesso then coated with epoxy resin (to give it a laquered look) except for the front which is maple veneer.
Proofgrade walnut hardwood with tiny Moroccan ceramic tiles
Proofgrade maple hardwood with tiny Moroccan ceramic tiles
Baltic Birch stained with chestnut stain, with tiny Moroccan ceramic tiles (this one was my prototype and I made a few changes after, mainly with the attachment method of the clock holding piece).
Padauk from Rockler. I left it plain since the wood is so pretty; just sanded and treated with Danish oil finish. (Note @evansd2: this is the Padauk I finally cut into, thanks for the inspiration).
Detail photos of each are below: