White Oak Mission Style Shelf Clocks

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Project by DaleMaley posted 01-27-2013 01:56 PM 2580 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After I finished my last project, a reproduction of a 1905 WB Brown oak lamp, I had some white oak and opalescent glass left over.

I searched the Internet looking for a Mission style project that requires white oak and glass. I found a neat looking clock pattern on Amazon, shown in one of the pictures above. I bought the pattern.

I decided to modify the pattern by leaving out the small cross-bars on the lower half of the clock, so the opalescent glass would be more visible. I also used glass instead of a mica sheet. When I tried to buy the black colored square movement, I found it was obsolete. The closest thing I could find was a Klock-it square movement that was gold. I bought it plus a round movement to see how it would look.

The 2 clocks turned out to be cute little Mission style clocks.

If you are interested in learning about my trials & tribulations building these two clocks, you can see all the steps at my web site.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 02:29 PM

Well done. Nice work Dale.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 03:06 PM

Very nice! They look great.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 03:32 PM

Dale another great project.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 01-27-2013 05:38 PM

I think I prefer the square to the round clock movement.

I showed one of the finished clocks to my wife with the square movement…......and she immediately had me put it on the fireplace mantle shelf :) Usually she does not get too excited about my various woodworking projects…......but she liked this one!

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#6 posted 01-27-2013 06:09 PM

I favor the square clock only because it looks more authentic.
I would still be proud to have the round face in my house : )
Keep up the good work !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 01-28-2013 03:18 AM

How long did it take you to have the second hands so close together? And how did you do it?

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#8 posted 01-28-2013 10:45 AM

I installed the 2 clocks just as I received them, and I had not put in the batteries yet when I photographed them. I guess both clocks were set this way at the factory they were made in. I never noticed they had the exact same time down to the second!

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#9 posted 01-29-2013 04:27 AM

Very nice looking clocks! Now you need a Morris chair to go with them…....!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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