Half moon clock

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Project by Wingstress posted 10-15-2008 04:00 AM 1796 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mom paid a craftsman an obscene amount of money to reface her two large oak front doors. He did a great job by putting a fiberglass-backed bronze pattern on the outside face of the double doors. The center has two half circles that appear to be a sun. It has a very Asian look/feel. Anyway, I noticed that the craftsman left a few square feet of the bronze sheet in my mom’s basement. I conveniently “stole” the sheet and made a matching clock for my moms entry hallway. A few people have noticed it and made comments like, “How in the world did you get a clock that matched your doors?” It was my first clock so I was pretty proud of it.

Its made from mahogany with 3/4 inch and 1/4 inch walnut plugs for the numbers. It measures 14 inches in diameter, so its a pretty good size.

Hope you enjoy the project…

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#1 posted 10-15-2008 04:24 AM

Like it lots. The moon thing is cool. It’s tight.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 10-15-2008 05:07 AM

very cool…creative…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 10-15-2008 05:47 AM

Great job. I am currently working on my first clock as well. I wish I had thought to make the 12, 3, 6, and 9 larger. Great work. Very creative.

-- mhawkins2 - why does my wife keep parking her car in my shop :)?

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#4 posted 10-15-2008 02:04 PM

Very Cool!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 10-15-2008 02:39 PM

love it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 10-15-2008 06:44 PM

Cool moon dude!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#7 posted 10-16-2008 12:10 AM

I like it. Good job!


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 10-17-2008 05:18 AM

Great concept. Did you get inspiration from anywhere in particular?

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#9 posted 02-10-2009 12:12 AM

Great work! I like the attention to details. I’ll use the idea of wood inserts instead of numbers in my future projects.

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#10 posted 02-10-2009 12:59 AM

This thing is innovative as hell. Congratulations!

Howard Ferstler

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#11 posted 02-10-2009 08:52 AM

Sounds interesting; matching the doors with a clock. Looks like you did a very nice job.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 09-01-2014 04:30 PM

Now that’s cool.

-- Leonard H.

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#13 posted 09-01-2014 04:32 PM

It’s very creative. Conratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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