Tall Clock

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Project by Skip posted 06-14-2008 07:17 AM 2419 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my first attempt at creating something worth displaying in the house. It is of the Craftsman style. I built it using quarter sawn white oak. I am lucky, in that I have a wholesaler close by that sells lumber in the rough. Otherwise, I would not have been able to afford the lumber. The clock turned out a lot better than I imagined.
Now my concern is which one of my kids will get it. To get the look I first dyed the cabinet with a waterbased dye. I do not remember the color. After that dried I rubbed on a wiping stain. After that, came several coats of wipe on poly.

-- Skip....

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#1 posted 06-14-2008 10:53 AM

very nice job well done

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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#2 posted 06-14-2008 11:15 AM

That is a nice, clean clock. Well done! Do you happen to remember where you got the clock hardware / clock face? I really like it. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 06-14-2008 02:35 PM

Very nice looking clock. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 06-14-2008 02:50 PM


Beautiful work. You should be justifiably proud of your effort. To maintain peace in the family in the years to come, you may as well get started on a clock for each of the other kids.

Was this design from a plan that is available online, or elsewhere? I would like to purchase the plan for my own future use.

-- Sola Gratia, John

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#5 posted 06-14-2008 03:30 PM

very nice clock skip. thanks for the post.

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#6 posted 06-14-2008 03:49 PM

A very nice piece of craftsmanship, well done.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 06-14-2008 07:50 PM

Really nice…and nice photo as well. Thanks for sharing!

-- Have a blessed day!

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#8 posted 06-14-2008 11:43 PM

Beautiful job on the clock. I like the style very much. Is it your own design or did you have some plans to work with. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 06-15-2008 12:52 AM

Nicely done.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#10 posted 06-15-2008 12:56 AM

The clock plan came from the jun/jul 2004 Wood Magazine.

-- Skip....

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#11 posted 06-15-2008 08:39 PM


Well done my friend. I have become enamored with the “Craftsman” style and I think your clock is a great example. Well executed, classic lines, and will always been in style. Thanks for the post!

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#12 posted 06-16-2008 05:49 AM

Love the detail in the door! Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#13 posted 02-23-2011 09:41 PM

SWEET I love clocks..

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

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