Mantle Clock

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Project by Bison204 posted 11-21-2012 05:20 AM 1327 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I got into woodworking, I promised my parents I would make them a mantle clock. Here is the finished product. This clock was mostly made with hand tools, and is made of cherry. Here it is on the mantle.
I would change many things about the next clock, if I were to build another, but as a 3rd woodworking project, I’m quite content with the results. The plan was designed by myself as I couldn’t find any plans online for a tambour style mantle clock. I drew it out using french curves, and kept tweaking it until I was satisfied with the shape. The most difficult part was ensuring that the front and back contour were identical. This was done before I knew what a router and flush trim bit was… Oh the things you learn.

The finish is dark mahogany brown anoline dye, with numerous layers of tung oil.

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 11:07 AM

Nice job. Once again you’ll appreciate and handle power tools better by understanding the hand tools.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 11:08 AM

I think I forgot, welcome to LJ’s

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 03:47 PM

Sweet and beautiful.

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 05:11 PM

I like this clock a very nice 3rd project ,well done.


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#5 posted 11-21-2012 05:53 PM

Cool clock! It’s already 1217 :)

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 11-23-2012 03:48 PM

Thanks guys!

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