Greene & Greene Style Clock

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Project by JerryinCreek posted 03-01-2017 06:02 PM 1543 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built one of these clocks previously, but now it is enjoyed in someone else’s home. The plans are DP-00867a from Wood Magazine. I made this one from sapele with gaboon ebony heartwood. I finished it with 2 coats of BLO and let it dry for a week before spraying on 3 light coats of satin lacquer.

The tile is from Motawi Tile Works and titled “Fuchsia.” The clockworks are from Schlabaugh and Sons.
Thank you for looking!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#1 posted 03-01-2017 08:25 PM

I bought those plans a while back, seeing how good your clocks look is really prodding me to get going on it.

Motawi is only a 45 minute drive from me. I’m planning on making one from cherry and one from white oak. Probably going to innovate (cheat) and use black Corian in place of ebony.

Any tips from following their plans, sequence of build?


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#2 posted 03-01-2017 08:45 PM

First, lucky you to live so close to Motawi, I’d like to tour that place.

YES! – the plans tell you to glue and screw The feet on. I dry fit my parts and only screwed on the feet. Then I tried to slide in the glass and tile. They wouldn’t fit through the feet! Highly suggest you only screw the feet on so you can remove/replace the glass/tile. Don’t know why you’d need to use both glue and screws anyway.

I think cherry woul be nice and I usually love white oak. However, you might want to search the web for an oak example. I didn’t care for it.

The Corian trim sounds like a great idea. Best of luck and thanks for your comments!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#3 posted 03-01-2017 09:31 PM

This is a lovely clock and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 03-01-2017 10:04 PM

Well done, love the details

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 03-02-2017 12:14 AM

That’s a great looking G&G clock! I’ve made this clock myself, and yours turned out really well—love the tile!

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

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#6 posted 03-02-2017 01:12 AM

Nice choice of woods and well executed.

Love the G&G style.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#7 posted 03-02-2017 02:54 AM

I’m working on the exact same design and using sapele too. I had lots of delays with shipping from the clock company and they sent the wrong tile too….so I have been delayed in the finish.
It’s really funny that I used BLO and lacquer too…...I used magic marker to color the plugs and inlays and was surprised by how good they looked, especially after the finish was on.
The only deviation that I made was that I screwed the top on, I cut 3/8 inch plug holes for the screws, I was debating whether to add ebony plugs but in the end I just cut matching grain plugs and glued them in place….gluing end grain to long grain seemed a little flimsy without some mechanical fastener.
Love the look of your final build…..congratulations.

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#8 posted 03-02-2017 01:23 PM

Well done.

-- Doug...

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#9 posted 03-02-2017 04:29 PM

great work

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#10 posted 03-02-2017 06:22 PM

Beautiful G&G ’’touches’’ – It’s for Daily top3, if you ask me.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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