Arts and Crafts Clock... finished

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This is the first clock I made. Back during covid lockdown last spring. The bottom field has been empty since then while I decided how to finish it off. So I recently did some research on copper embossing and today I completed the piece by making and installing the acorn accent.
I wasn’t happy with how bright the copper was. So I used a solution of vinegar, ammonia, and salt to speed up the aging process.

-- Just an old HVAC Tech blowin off some steam

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#1 posted 05-09-2021 02:32 AM

What a great project. That copper panel is a neat way to finish it.

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#2 posted 05-09-2021 12:42 PM

A really great looking clock, nice job. I like your floating shelf too.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#3 posted 05-09-2021 01:55 PM

Thanks adot45. That’s a 3-sided box mitered on the edges with end grain from a log that I cut to match the “beam” and mitered into the ends.

-- Just an old HVAC Tech blowin off some steam

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#4 posted 05-09-2021 02:54 PM

Nice work! Kudos on matching all that grain up, It can really “harmonize” the look when you have active grain patterns.

The copper is a nice touch for this style. I’ve addressed simple copper patinas in several of my blogs, there is so much that can be done with this added element.

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#5 posted 05-09-2021 04:47 PM

Nicely done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 05-10-2021 01:15 AM

Great looking clock. I love the acorn accent.

-- AJ

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#7 posted 05-10-2021 04:23 AM

Nice clock, the embossed copper really makes the clock.

Great job!

-- Mark, “It’s not a mistake, it’s a design feature”

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#8 posted 05-11-2021 12:16 AM

Love it! As a clock collector/restorer/builder, nothing brings a smile faster than a cool clock project brought to its finish. Kudos!

-- Bstrom

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#9 posted 05-11-2021 03:07 AM

This is such a pleasing classic style, yet, you’ve made it your own original. Very well done.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 05-12-2021 08:44 PM

Great job. I love the copper panel. Clocks, IMHO, make great gifts.
I have built one for each of my three kids.
They are great family heirlooms.
Congratulations on a job well done.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#11 posted 05-13-2021 06:54 PM

Thanks, fivecodys. I was thinking of running off 4 or 5 of them to give as Christmas presents next year too.
Bstrom, I toyed with the idea of putting in a real clock movement but I know I’ll never remember to wind it. Something about a quartz movement that just makes it meh.

-- Just an old HVAC Tech blowin off some steam

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