Mission Style Mantle Clock

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Project by JeanValjean posted 10-05-2015 02:19 PM 2095 views 15 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ran across some exceptionally beautiful curly quarter sawn white oak recently…I bought up all I could from the same log….
I purposely sat it by the door of the shop for months so that every time I walked by it, the thought process would start and creative energy would engage!!

Finally I decided a nice mantle clock would work…..I had enough stock to build 3 or 4 of them….

All joinery is mortise and tenon in the true Stickley/A&C style, pegs are walnut.

Finish is several coats of General Finishes “Arm-R-Seal” oil based urethane, buffed between coats with 5/0 steel wool.

Clock movement in this adaptation is electronic and it chimes St. Michaels on the quarter hour. The face is parchment.

As with most of my pieces, I will likely gift this piece over the holidays, or give it to a charitable organization for their fund raising event….

I have another clock slated for winter construction that I will call my own.
I will make a classic hammered copper dial for it and I will splurge on a fine German mechanical movement.

-- Semper Fi

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#1 posted 10-05-2015 02:21 PM

Very beautiful work sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-05-2015 07:06 PM

I am familiar with this design of clock. Nice job. You certainly made the grain pop.

-- Bob

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#3 posted 10-05-2015 10:53 PM

Very nice. I like everything about design and the wood is beautiful.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#4 posted 10-05-2015 10:58 PM

Truly excellent!!

-- Art

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#5 posted 10-05-2015 11:45 PM

Great looking mantel clock! That curly QSWO is amazing!

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

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#6 posted 10-06-2015 12:29 AM

Clock came out great. Very nice finish!

-- AJ

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#7 posted 10-06-2015 03:39 PM

Excellent work!

I notice the crisp edges on the square pegs. It shows dedication to keep such detail on a bazillion small parts.

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