Walnut Mantle Clock, Wedding gift.

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A friend of mine is getting married in a couple of weeks. He’s the same age as my grown son, and I half raised this boy, he was always around the house. I figured buying him a wedding present, wouldn’t mean as much as something I built, so here’s a couple of pics of the clock I built for him and his new Bride.

I wanted to keep it fairly simple, so I didn’t use any secondary woods, and I made the drawer pull as simple as I could think to make it. Only extravagance is the bracket feet, and the do-hicky on the top.

Anyway….this is what it looks like, I think he’ll be satisfied.

Thanks for lookin’!

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#1 posted 05-19-2010 06:06 PM

Very well done and your correct, people love when you take the time to make something for them. A+

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-19-2010 06:15 PM

Very nice!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-19-2010 06:20 PM

Great job. I think he will be more than satisfied. Much more thought involved to making rather than buying a gift and this one will last a lifetime. Jerry

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#4 posted 05-19-2010 06:27 PM

a great gift well done


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#5 posted 05-19-2010 06:37 PM

What a beautiful clock and wonderful gift. I totally agree…. Something like this will “Always” mean so much more than something just bought. Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 05-19-2010 08:30 PM

Looks great, adding the drawer is a nice touch.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#7 posted 05-19-2010 09:16 PM

Ditto on the drawer idea…Beautifully designed : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 05-19-2010 10:23 PM

I wish I could take credit for the design…but the plans came from Woodsmith if I remember correctly. I added the bracket feet, and the do-hicky, but the design was theirs.

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#9 posted 05-19-2010 11:28 PM

Great looking clock!

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#10 posted 05-20-2010 02:16 AM

Thats a beautiful clock.

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#11 posted 05-20-2010 02:51 AM

Great looking clock. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 05-20-2010 03:27 AM

Very Nice!

-- Chris From Maryland, If it aint broke, You havent tried fixin it yet...

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#13 posted 05-20-2010 07:21 AM

Another beautiful project.
That is ten times better then a store bought present.
Every time he looks at that clock, he’ll remember where it came from.

Nice job.

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#14 posted 05-20-2010 12:10 PM

Do you have a link to the plans ? Thank you : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#15 posted 12-29-2017 05:34 AM

Just another clock until you give it that personal touch.
A good do-hickey will do it every time and yours did it perfect.
I build mantle clocks also and you got the touch.

Ernie can always make sawdust.

-- Ernie, Etna, WA

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