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This is my new shop clock. It replaced a small and annoyingly loud plastic one. Not knocking the "go to" standard shop clock (the ten inch saw blade clock) I settled on this idea. The piece is larger than it may appear in the picture. In fact that's why I placed a 10" blade was to help provide a reference to its size. The face frame is 17"x17" and the dial is 11 7/8". The overall depth is five inches. The inspiration came from a clock hanging in a friends banquet hall. Mine is a bit different in that I hand cut dovetailed corners in the casework, the door frame is 3/8" proud of the box all the way around, and I slightly chamfered the inside and outside edges of the door. It has a French cleat and an optional keyhole for hanging…take your pick.
It's made of quarter sawn red oak. Finished in Varathane kona stain. The antique oil clear coat was giving me trouble so I opted for varathane clear coat. I was going for an antique look, I hope it conveys that.

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Nice big dial, beautiful cabinet. Looks great!
 

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Looks cool great job.
 

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I really like this. I would like to build one for my shop.
I do have the 10" Craftsman saw blade clock a family member got me about 20 years ago.
Thank for the inspiration!
 

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This is a very handsome clock. You did a great job.
 

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Looks good. How about a photo with it hanging in its place of honor. Great looking oak!
 

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Looks good. How about a photo with it hanging in its place of honor. Great looking oak!

- Ron Aylor
Here you go Ron, and thanks everyone.
 

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Looks good. How about a photo with it hanging in its place of honor. Great looking oak!

- Ron Aylor

Here you go Ron, and thanks everyone.

- Blackberry
Very nice … thanks! Nice looking clamp rack as well!
 
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