Arts & Crafts Mantle Colock

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Blog entry by epp_dog posted 11-10-2009 04:53 AM 1221 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I saw this in the Klockit catalog I just wanted to make it. I sat down and started trying to convert the picture into a working drawing but before I got to cutting, they made the plans available (instead of the kit).

My wife knows I am making this for her sister but she doesn’t know that I am making a 2nd one for her!

So far the only real challenge was making the tapered sides that taper from 1” thick to 3/4” thick. I used the bandsaw to cut off most of that taper and then built a sled to use with my thickness sander (a bit too short to run through the planer). The sled is simple – just raised the “thin” edge up 1/4”.

I still have more cutting to do but I could not resist dry fitting them all together.
Mantle clock tapering jig
Arts & Crafts Mantle Clock dry fit

-- David, Florida

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#1 posted 11-10-2009 05:30 AM

Very nice I like this clock, looking forward to seeing the progress.

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#2 posted 11-10-2009 05:33 AM

Neat clock

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#3 posted 11-10-2009 08:55 AM

Very nice design.
I’ll be following the progress!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 11-10-2009 01:09 PM

I can well understand about wanting to do a dry fit. This is the stage that I start getting excited about the project’s build. I have always wanted to do a clock so this will be interesting to follow.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 03:39 AM

These are coming close. Fully glued together now. I stained them with Minwax “red oak” and I like the color so far. I hope to seal them sometime this week.

-- David, Florida

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#6 posted 12-06-2009 07:50 PM

Completed project post here.

-- David, Florida

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