Wood Turning

Oak burr wall clock

I live near in a village situated in an oak forest in Sussex in England. I made this 11″-wide wall clock from a big piece of oak burr from it. No special turning tools required, except for a beading wood-carving chisel to get a tightly-rounded inner bezel. It then spent 3 weeks in the freezer to kill off any critters that might still be living in the burr – better than using chemicals! Finished in danish oil – quite a few coats were required as this burr is very porous and absorbent. The clock-works came from a £1.67 wall clock from Ikea, the stick-on numerals from good ol’ eBay.


Submitted by: Gerrit Hoekstra