Pair of Greene and Greene style clocks

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Project by GodofBiscuits posted 09-14-2012 07:53 PM 7559 views 16 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two Greene and Greene style clocks I built using the Wood magazine plans. The clocks are made using a ribbon Mahogany that truly has to be seen in person to appreciate. the chatoyance the grain gives off is beautiful. I built the Mountain Scene tiled clock per the plans but omitted the side ebony splines for the Gamble house tiled clock. I like the cleaner look without the side ebony splines. The clocks are finished using a single coat of shellac sanded to 400 then five thin coats of Arm-R-Seal Satin finish. I then sanded the clocks with 1500 grit to remove any nibs or dust left in the finish. The plugs are full size rather than the shouldered plugs the plans called for and if I had it to do over again, I would use true ebony instead of the hardwood/sharpy trick. The sharpy marker never truly dried and made the first coat of shellac a challenge to say the least.

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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#1 posted 09-14-2012 07:56 PM

Very nice job.

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#2 posted 09-14-2012 09:08 PM

I need not see this in person. Looking serenely pretty to me.

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#3 posted 09-14-2012 10:13 PM

Do you mind telling me where did you get the clock faces from?

I really like the numbers / font, matches the style…


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#4 posted 09-15-2012 12:08 AM

Fantastic! I really like the tree scenes. Both, very awesome

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#5 posted 09-15-2012 07:19 PM

They look great !! Where did you get the clock dials and hands from?

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#6 posted 09-15-2012 08:40 PM

Thank you everyone. The dial face for the gamble house clock came with the plan I picked up. The quartz movements I bought through klockit along with the hands which I had to modify slightly to get to fit properly. The face of the mountain scene clock was done in illustrator and printed out on my ink jet. I mounted both faces to some 1/8” mdf board I picked up at Lowes.

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#7 posted 09-16-2012 04:37 PM

They look great, I like these alot!!

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#8 posted 01-17-2013 05:18 PM

Beautiful clocks!! Can I ask if you have noticed any fading in the printed face??

Thank you
Steve B.

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