Corner Wall Clock

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Project by TheeWoodShed posted 01-27-2015 10:36 PM 1740 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had surgery back in November and was told to take it easy, so following doctors orders, I went out to my shop recently and wanted to build a project out of scrap wood I had laying around. So with that in mind, I build the corner wall clock.

The clock face and mech came out of an old mantel clock that I inherited from my grandmother. Then I was struggling what to do for the top. I had some decorative pieces I could have put up there but I pointed to my business partner (wife) that I had my great grandfather’s hand plane. She said she had no problem with me using it. So its just sitting on the top of the clock but looks like it belongs there!!!

My grand daughter Archie showed up today to look at it!

Only took a couple days! But was a fun project!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#1 posted 01-28-2015 12:44 AM

I like that you have used family items for this. I’m sure your think of them when you are reminded of the time. Way better than any finial you could have put on in my opinion. Good work and congrats with getting back into the shop.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#2 posted 01-28-2015 12:49 AM

Great looking clock! Nice use of scraps—and I love the hand plane on the top!

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

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#3 posted 01-28-2015 01:22 AM

Nice looking clock. It has an attractive rustic look to it and its always great to put scraps to good use.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 01-28-2015 08:52 PM

Thank you guys! And Woodcox, yes it was great to utilize the old clock parts and the hand plane. Today I spent about four hours cleaning the plane and polishing it up a bit. I didnt want to steel wheel it and sand it to destroy the patina, but just a thorough cleaning and then sprayed oil on it to preserve it… and back up on the clock she went! I’m waiting on my Mom to show up to see the clock… it was her Mother that gave me the clock… the case was in poor condition and we had been using it as my shop clock.. I think she’ll be much happier that its being re-used and in the house!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#5 posted 01-28-2015 11:51 PM

Sweet design, I love clocks

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

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#6 posted 01-28-2015 11:54 PM

Lovely. Keep up the good work.

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#7 posted 03-25-2017 11:11 AM

It’s very creative when you build a clock which is also a shelf especially made for a favorite family heirloom to sit on; so much the better if the heirloom is a hand plane that was handed down from your great grandfather. And let’s not forget the clock face that came down from your great grandmother’s clock. You have built what will become family heirloom that is also a showcase for two heirlooms that came down from your great grandparents. Now that’s pretty cool if you think about it. Well done!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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