Arts and Crafts Mantle Clocks

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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 04-14-2007 03:22 AM 3540 views 11 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a pair of another design. I did the faces in Illustrator. They are both in quarter-sawn white oak with a catalyzed lacquer finish. The feet and bracket are macassar ebony on the first clock, and ebonized maple on the second. Clockface font is Sho Roman an Adobe font. Ornaments are Arts and Crafts Ornaments from

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#1 posted 04-14-2007 05:43 AM

Again, wonderful pieces and I think doing your own faces is really great. I really like that idea. What do you print the faces out on if you don’t mind me asking?

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 04-14-2007 05:50 AM

Doug a another pair of great clock.

You can never have too many clocks except when daylight saving time rolls around.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 04-14-2007 07:36 AM

Chip, they are printed at Kinko’s on a color copier on gloss cardstock, then coated with Krylon.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#4 posted 04-14-2007 08:21 AM

Beautiful clocks.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 04-14-2007 03:09 PM

Very nice Doug. I like the designs you put in the corners on the faces, as well as the font choice. When you say Illustrator, do you mean Adobe’s product?

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#6 posted 04-14-2007 03:37 PM

Jeff, I’d guess yes….

but what font is that? Doesn’t look like one of the ones that came with my mac, or any of the software I’ve picked up.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#7 posted 04-14-2007 03:59 PM

Jeff and Scott
Yes to Adobe Illustrator . The clock face on the left uses Sho Roman, an Adobe font. I can’t remember what the numerals are on the right clock. The ornaments are fonts, too. Arts and Crafts Ornaments designed by Dard Hunter and sold by Beware of that site unless you have a ton of money. They have great stuff, and I have adapted designs from the hugh amount of crafts there.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#8 posted 04-14-2007 09:26 PM

I like that custom face…adds a lot to the project.

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#9 posted 04-15-2007 04:07 PM

Great clocks!!!

-- Jimmy

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#10 posted 04-16-2007 05:22 AM

Very nice clocks! What font did you use for the clock faces? thanks for shring this great project.


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#11 posted 07-10-2007 12:58 PM

I’m not going to start another tag line, Doug, but next to my love for small boxes, comes my appreciation for small clocks. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#12 posted 07-10-2007 03:37 PM

hahahah Don you are too funny lol lol

love the clock

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#13 posted 07-10-2007 06:06 PM

Doug! Beautiful clocks man!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#14 posted 07-11-2007 06:48 AM

I realize it’s been said, though not for some time, but I think it’s really cool that you designed the faces! Nice cases too! Faces in cases.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#15 posted 01-19-2008 04:46 AM

Just came across ths looking for a clock project for this weekend (because I’m too lazy to start my son’s bed yet) – Very nice! Where did you get the movement and hands? Beautiful job on the face!

-- John - Central PA -

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