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Turk Saw Blade

© David Deen 2005 Medium: Acrylic Size: 10" x 10"

Artist Comments: I began this clock by grinding down the tips of the teeth, cleaning both sides of the blade and then sanding both sides. Binary epoxy was used to affix a washer to each side of the center hole, reducing the hole to the size of the clock mechanism post. I then gessoed one side with two coats of acrylic-based gesso. Once the Turk's face was drawn onto the gessoed blade with graphite, I sealed the graphite with a coat of clear acrylic medium.

I painted the Turk's face with acrylics, turning the washers into a decorative medallion on the turban (based on designs from historical reference) then sealed it all down with acrylic varnish to help it stand up to time better. The scan you see on the website was taken at this point.

The clock mechanism easily fit through the hole. Two heavy-duty magnets were put on the back, where they clamped on tight. Simple framing wire connected the two, and voila, a clock ready for a woodworking shop.


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