Prairie Clock

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Project by ArthurS posted 03-03-2018 03:29 PM 1608 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Prairie style clock inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House located in Buffalo. The hipped top, large overhang and pillars accented with horizontal lines. Mixed woods of red and white oak, ebonized cherry and ash. Treated with ammonia to to enhance the contrast of grain and wood species. The clock measures 11” wide, 10.25 high and 6” depth. The legs are tapered ⅝” over the 8.75 inches. Set and forget quartz movement.

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#1 posted 03-03-2018 06:47 PM

Excellent work!

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 03-03-2018 10:03 PM

You’ve done a beautiful job on this clock.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 03-04-2018 12:16 PM

Nice clock. You nailed the FLW/prairie style.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 03-04-2018 03:33 PM

I like the wood combo and styling, even the grain works well!

Is that top cap a single piece or did you need to laminate several layers?
What method did you use to cut/shape the top facets?

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#5 posted 03-05-2018 04:03 PM

very nice!

-- Red pencil, red marker, marking knife... doesn't mater, the wood will end up the same color.

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#6 posted 03-14-2018 01:59 AM

To all: The top is made with a single 8/4 piece of oak. I cut the facets on the table saw at maximum blade out and had to use hand saw to complete the cut. Used a sliding jig on the fence and clamped the wood to it to slide thru the blade. Saved cutoffs to clamp for other cuts. The angles were 13 degrees and 23 degrees. Cleaned it up on the on the disk sander.

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