Wood Magazine Greene and Greene inspired clocks.

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Project by ShaneA posted 04-20-2011 09:27 PM 8145 views 18 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of clocks I made based on Wood Magazine plans. The first one is QS sycamore and walnut. The second clock is figured walnut and zebra wood. The tile in the first clock is from Motawi tile co. The second clock has a hammered copper tile from Schlabaugh and sons along with the movements for both. I have made a couple of these clocks using a matted photo of my daughter for the grandparents, I think given the cost, a photo is the way to go, I will try to post those photos in a few days, thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 04-20-2011 10:06 PM

Very nice craftsmanship and great looking clocks.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 04-20-2011 10:09 PM

I was hoping to build this clock one day as well. Did you find the plans useful?

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#3 posted 04-20-2011 10:26 PM

Very nice clocks! I don’t think I’ve ever seen QS sycamore before. Did you mill it yourself? Thanks for the info on the tile, too!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 04-20-2011 11:18 PM

The plan was useful, I would suggest if you build it, to have the tile and the clock movement before you start. I had to modify the clock face some to make it fit in the space. It was easy because it is basically paper glued to a piece of hardboard, so I made it to fit on the table saw. I am not sure if it was an error on their part or a mistake I made, not a big deal.

I got the wood from a guy I found on CL. He mills it himself, and sells it at reasonable prices compared to the local suppliers. I have been able to get walnut, cherry, white oak and qs sycamore from him, all around $1.00 to $2.50 a bf if memory serves me correct. Makes projects easier on the wallet for sure. Hard to believe what I have paid for these types of woods before I found him. I always get as much as I can afford at the time he offers it. I have quite a stash built up. All waiting for some type of future project. I do really like working with the sycamore. It is not too heavy, reasonably straight and seems to look nice when I put on the finish. I recommend giving it a try if you have not before.

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#5 posted 04-20-2011 11:53 PM

Very nice looking clock Shane

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#6 posted 04-21-2011 12:03 AM

Very well done, I like the style! Wish I could get those prices on hardwood… :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#7 posted 04-21-2011 01:54 AM

Super Duper!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#8 posted 04-26-2011 08:57 PM

Great job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 10-06-2011 11:39 PM

Awesome clocks with great faces : ) Sycamore has always been one of my favorites : )

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#10 posted 10-22-2011 07:34 PM

Shane very nice clock love the wood selections very very nice.

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#11 posted 11-12-2013 07:05 PM

I am looking to build a few of these clocks as Christmas gifts. I assume the tiles are easily changeable / replaceable after final assembly? My thought was to give the clock with seasonal tiles for spring, summer, xmas, etc.

Also, a neat idea I found for anyone interested. You can upload pictures and have them printed on tiles here: . I must admit I have never ordered a tile from there so I cannot speak to the timeliness or quality but the reviews I have read seem pretty positive. Has anyone ever used something similar?

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#12 posted 11-12-2013 07:29 PM

You can change the tiles out rather easily. I even made a few and put family pictures in there. Very modifiable.

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#13 posted 11-12-2013 11:01 PM

Thanks for the quick reply Shane. I assumed as much, but wanted to be sure. Also, I forgot to mention how beautiful your clocks turned out in my original post. Great work!

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#14 posted 11-22-2013 07:13 PM

I really like the figured walnut.

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#15 posted 07-15-2015 07:50 AM

These clocks are stunning, Shane.

-- Mark

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