Mantle clock

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Project by ay1978pa posted 01-07-2015 03:09 PM 1663 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a clock that I made as a Christmas gift and copied after the one made by Alongiron:

The person I made it for is fascinated with all things early 20th century and when I saw the original project I thought it would be a cool idea. Mine of course, doesn’t compare to the one I copied it from. For starters, I used pine and not cherry since this was my first project of this kind. I finished it with Minwax in cherry, a few coats of wiping poly and some wax. The front panel has a glass pane behind it. The little square windows were tricky to cut and I had to purchase a square file to make them evenly sized.

It took me a good few hours to sketch the plans and calculate the dimensions. It was a race against time. I had ordered the dial and movement but didn’t have them on hand so had to operate with the measurements off of ebay. It all came together nicely though, and I finished the project in three evenings.

Thank you for looking and thanks Alongiron for the inspiration.

-- Alex

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#1 posted 01-07-2015 04:55 PM

Very nice. I have thought about making a clock for some time. I looked at the one by Alongiron and saw the link given for that clock. I think I may buy one of the mechanical clocks and give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration with this. I liked the “race against time” comment, lol :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#2 posted 01-07-2015 05:56 PM

This is a very nice clock.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 01-08-2015 12:52 AM

Great looking mantel clock! Looks like you won the race against time!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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