Craftsman Style Wall Clock

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Project by Tim Dahn posted 11-01-2009 09:08 PM 11576 views 14 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Craftsman style wall clock for my daughters upcoming wedding. I blogged about here if you would like to see the progress from the start. I used Quarter sawn white oak, finished with Transtint medium brown dye and Shellac. Because I was on the fence about using a quartz movement, I made dial removable and the door open so later a mechanical movement could be installed with minimal fit up.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#1 posted 11-01-2009 09:43 PM

Nice wall clock!

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#2 posted 11-01-2009 10:07 PM

Very nice. I have made some small simple clocks but want to try something a little more exciting. I appreaciate your blog and finished photos. Thanks for posting.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#3 posted 11-01-2009 10:14 PM

Nice. Can’t beat the QSWO!

-- Have a blessed day!

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#5 posted 11-02-2009 01:02 AM

Great job on your clock Tim. Nice details and finish.

-- John @

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#6 posted 11-02-2009 01:09 AM

nice clock it looks great

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#7 posted 11-02-2009 01:15 AM

Great Job. But being “old school” on clocks I vote for a mechanical movement….before it leaves your shop. One with a hour half hour strike action would be great. Keep the quartz movement as a backup when the mechanical movement wears out in about 50 years.
Try Merritt’s Antiques for a movement. They sell all kinds of new clock works and parts. On the internet.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#8 posted 11-02-2009 01:40 AM

Nice looking clock. Im gona have to try one. very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#9 posted 11-02-2009 04:20 AM

Plenty of detail on this piece, great eye candy. QSWO and its flecking is a favorite of mine. This should get plenty of rave reviews and year of enjoyment. Nice work all around…Blkcherry

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#10 posted 11-02-2009 06:16 AM

Your clock turned out very nice…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#11 posted 11-02-2009 06:28 AM

Great job.

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#12 posted 11-02-2009 12:16 PM

Great looking clock!
Your soon to be son-in-law is a lucky man.
Congrats to your daughter too!


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#13 posted 11-02-2009 05:36 PM

Hey Timbo, I was not happy with my quartz movement/pendulum purchase for my clock. Do you have any suggestions?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#14 posted 11-02-2009 06:50 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments.

Les B- Believe me I considered a mechanical movement and reluctantly chose the quarts, it is a Hermle but still not a mechanical. The deciding factor was (after some discussions) I think the chances are greater the batteries will get changed once a year than winding the movement every week. Also the fact that I can upgrade it to a mechanical movement later.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#15 posted 11-02-2009 07:05 PM

CaptainSkully, I just commented on your clock blog, as Les B said, you could also check here

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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