Arts & Craft Clock

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Project by ravensrock posted 09-11-2015 12:58 AM 2033 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first of two clocks I plan to make for my new office. It is made from quartersawn white oak and finished with Transtint golden brown dye, General Finishes antique walnut gel stain and 3 coats of satin Arm-R-Seal. I think I’m going to like making clocks. Already have some Christmas ideas in mind.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#1 posted 09-11-2015 10:33 AM

That’s a very nice clock!

Is it your original design or a plan from somewhere?

Please tell us more.

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#2 posted 09-11-2015 02:29 PM

I assume the hole in the back is to set the clock (electronic movement)?

The gentle curves really set this clock apart! Nice!

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#3 posted 09-11-2015 03:22 PM

It’s not from a plan. I basically found some I liked online and tried to deconstruct them to figure out how to put something similar together. The hole in the back is too small to set the movement. One plan I did look at had a hole in the back so I added one really to just make it easier to get the back off when needed.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#4 posted 09-11-2015 03:22 PM

Very nice!
The proportions are just right.
I agree with the previous poster in that the gentle curves really make this clock!
Thanks for sharing.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#5 posted 09-11-2015 03:25 PM

Love it, very nice

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#6 posted 09-11-2015 05:50 PM

Very well done. I like the styling and dye treatment.

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#7 posted 09-12-2015 12:01 AM

Great looking clock! I like the curved sides, and the overall design of it!

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

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#8 posted 09-26-2015 05:31 AM

I really like your clock. I’m a huge fan of mission furniture. I especially like you clock face. Where did you get it?

-- Linda - It's only a mistake if you do it twice!

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#9 posted 09-26-2015 05:37 AM

Thanks. I ordered the clock face online. Here’s the site- I had to cut it down a bit to make it more rectangular since it was a square.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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