Arts & Crafts style wall clock

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Project by James E McIntyre posted 10-01-2017 02:43 PM 1787 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Arts & crafts style wall clock made from quarter sawn white oak.
The face of the clock was purchased from

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#1 posted 10-01-2017 02:51 PM

Looks like a ceiling clock 8^)

That is a classic design, looks great with nice colors and QSWO grains!

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#2 posted 10-01-2017 03:09 PM

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#3 posted 10-01-2017 05:01 PM

This clock is so beautiful. You did a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 10-02-2017 12:42 AM

Fantastic clock. I love QSWO just classic. The clock face is a beauty. Where did you get your source for it

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#5 posted 10-02-2017 03:20 AM

what finish did you use to show off the QSWO?

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#6 posted 10-02-2017 04:29 PM

Luv2wheels. Thank you so much.
I used artest oil paint colors, raw umber, burnt umber, burnt sienna and raw sienna, mixed w/terpintine. I find the the terpintine allows the pigment to penitrate the wood better than paint thinner. If you want a lighter color use paint thinner or mineral spirits instead of turpentine.
I used more rew sienna in the mix to keep it on the yellow side. This stain must dry for at least 5 days depending on heat and humidity.. You can smell when it’s dry.
The clear coat is 3 coats of min wax poly wipe. I like to let it dry over night between coats, sand w/250 grit or more.
Last coat is sanded with a brown paper bag after it drys. You can also add a coat of Johnson paste wax after it drys.
I like to start my next project drawing while all the above is drying.
Experiment on a scrap of leftover wood untill you get the the color you want.
I hope this helps.

-- James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 10-02-2017 04:41 PM

Aj1104. Thanks for the kind words.
I got the face of the clock from (
Order the time ring size you need.. I ordered the 5”. That’s 5” from the top of the 12 to the bottom of the 6. My opening on the clock is 7”. So the thin board I spray glued it to was 7”x7” the face comes on a larger photo paper that has to be cut away before gluing to you board. Make sure you face is square to your glue board.

-- James E McIntyre

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#8 posted 10-02-2017 09:39 PM

James , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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#9 posted 10-02-2017 10:51 PM

That’s a very nice looking A&C clock—I love that clock face!

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

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