Mantle clock - walnut sycamore

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Project by Ryan posted 12-09-2013 08:55 PM 8197 views 51 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mantle clock made with walnut and spalted sycamore.
Whenever I try to make back side look nice, the biggest problem is installing opening mechanism for batter change. This time, my handy dandy way is a bit successful. Gently press lower corner, then the back panel opens and stay. Used two 3/8” earth magnet and it holds the door tight when closed. Clock side magnets are covered by thin strip of walnut.

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#1 posted 12-09-2013 09:02 PM

Love the contemporary look and wood choice. Very classy!

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#2 posted 12-09-2013 09:34 PM

That is very nice. I like it a lot. Something I never thought of building – and might have to try eventually.

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#3 posted 12-09-2013 10:15 PM

That is lovely! Have you thought about maybe putting some kind of pull on the back panel?
I love your choice of woods.

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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#4 posted 12-09-2013 11:50 PM

Ryan great looking mantle clock top grade timbers fine build quality with lovely finnish. Smart contempory design. well done love it.

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#5 posted 12-10-2013 12:07 AM

lovely…I must make me one. lovely.

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#6 posted 12-10-2013 01:02 AM

Great clock…I’ve got a piece of zebra wood that will work just great!! tks


-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#7 posted 12-10-2013 01:40 AM

Beautiful; simple and elegant design.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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#8 posted 12-10-2013 02:06 AM

A great looking design. The spalted wood in combination with the walnut is real nice.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 12-10-2013 03:12 AM

Can’t get enough of that spalted look. Great combination of woods and style : )

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

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#10 posted 12-10-2013 05:49 AM

Looks great!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 12-10-2013 12:58 PM

Handsome work…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#12 posted 12-10-2013 02:31 PM

That is a really great design. The back is a really nice bonus…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#13 posted 12-10-2013 02:36 PM

Ryan, this looks great and I love the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 12-10-2013 05:11 PM

Great design and choice of woods. like the fit of the door also.

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#15 posted 12-10-2013 07:38 PM

Great design, I love it

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

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