Sunday, September 13, 2009

Alaia Clock

Here's somehting different for retirement, change-of-command or promotion gifts. It's a clock/weather station made just like a full-sized alaia.

It's made of mahogany, fir and a redwood stringer - all scraps I had in the bin from previous projects. Here they are glued and clamped.

Once set, I cut the outline, did a bit of shaping on the rails, and cut the holes for the inserts (from the top down: tide clock, regular clock, thermometer, humidity meter, barometer). The clocks can be rotated so the board can be mounted at any angle, vertical or horizontal.

Although it's in an alaia shape, it can be done in just about any shape, out of a variety of wood, natural or dyed/stained in any shade. Definetely a nice, nautical/surf-themed gift idea.