Arts and Crafts Mantel Clock with Pendulum and Chimes

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Project by bobthebuilderinmichigan posted 10-17-2011 10:00 PM 8515 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wood is quarter-sawn white oak stained with a Medium Brown analine dye and finished with 3 coats of satin polyurethane. The time piece is powered by a single AA battery accessed through a back panel. The movement chimes every quarter hour.
The dimensions are: 16 3/8”h x 12 1/2”w x 5 3/4”d

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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Randy Sharp

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#1 posted 10-17-2011 11:45 PM

For those (like me) who really like this project and would consider a build, please share a few construction notes and tips, the plans you used and a little about the clock works and movements. Thanks.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#2 posted 10-18-2011 04:51 AM

This was built based on the plans and components obtained at Look for “Mission Mantel Clock” under “clock plans”. The component package includes the clock face, the movement, hands, pendulum, glass, gasket, hinges and latch. The one possible error I found in the plan is that the dado on the hinged door that the glass fits into is not specified large enough to fit the snap-in gasket provided. To secure the glass, I have resorted to two 1/4” x 1/4” pieces of wood held in place by 4 hand made wood turnbuttons (see photo with open access door). The tolerrances are very small so make sure all your measurements and cuts are dead on. However, when done with care the results are worth it.

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#3 posted 10-18-2011 05:18 PM

Have your thought about a mecha nical clock movement? Do you keep or sell them? You have a few clock projects :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 04-26-2014 03:46 PM

Hi Bob, Just wondering if the component package includes the plans or do you buy them separately? You did a nice job on the clock. Also wondering how you finished it. It looks to have a nice soft looking finish.

-- jspill

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