Asian style Clock (Torii gate clock)

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Project by Sirgreggins posted 04-29-2014 08:09 PM 2463 views 12 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of a Torii gate asian style clock. My favorite thing about this project was that it consumed scrap wood that was laying around my shop. M&T joinery for the middle block and the side posts are connected to the top and base via dowels. It’s easy to make, simple to batch out a bunch of them and consumes scraps that are too small for anything else. The clock insert is a 2 1/4” clock (Fits a 2 1/8” hole). The finish is a few coats of danish oil which i made from Minwax poly and BLO, then top coated with a few of straight poly. This is made of cherry and walnut. More to come out of Walnut, Bubinga, etc. Enjoy!

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#1 posted 04-30-2014 01:48 AM

Very nice; I’ve been thinking of making a small clock recently and this is a nice inspiration. My My son-in-law’s parents are Chinese – might make a good gift for them. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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#2 posted 04-30-2014 03:06 AM

Great design, I love clocks

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 04-30-2014 08:59 AM

Great clock and fun use of scraps….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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