|This gives some idea bare bones of the clock as it is progressing. The timber is Sheoak for the base and the top with Black Wattle pillars with Sheoak inserts. The traditional approach to clock wheels is to cross them out, that is to say to cut spokes in them. But for me, part of the attraction of skeleton clocks like this the timber itself so I opted to try veneering brass with red cedar veneer. I used Superglue and it has never showed any sign of moving. Red Cedar is a very soft and open grained timber and often difficult to get a finish on. However the veneer I have used is .6mm thick and the glue has actually served two purposes. It has attached the timber to the brass and also soaked through to harden the timber and make it easier to finish.