Mission Style Mantle Clock

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Project by Garyb6 posted 2108 days ago 4961 views 11 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this clock to give as a gift. I made it from QS Red Oak. The finish is the same I used for the Morris Chair and Chest of Drawers. Water based analine dye, shellac, mahogony gel, and 3 more coats of shellac. I printed the clockface out and mounted it to a 1/4” board and covered it with 3 coats of spray on poly.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#1 posted 2108 days ago

Beautiful Clock! I would be terrified to try a spray finish.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 2108 days ago

The finish is not sprayed. Only the clock face. The clock itself is rubbed on shellac.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#3 posted 2108 days ago

Great looking little clock!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 2108 days ago

awesome clock! i love the finish on the QS Red Oak! beautiful!

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#5 posted 2107 days ago

Great design!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 2107 days ago

Wonderful clock – it is clever in the way it looks a lot deeper than it is.

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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#7 posted 2107 days ago

Nice clock, I like the open concept.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 2107 days ago

Nice, clean design. Where did you find the face design?

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#9 posted 2107 days ago

GREAT JOB nice work

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 2107 days ago

I bet this was well received.Nicely done!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#11 posted 2107 days ago

Thats a beautiful clock.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 2107 days ago

VERY nice. Excellent finish, selection, and positioning of woods. Where did you find the clock face for printing? It is great. bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#13 posted 2106 days ago

Wow, very nice work, love the open design and the finish is awesome!

-- -=Den

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#14 posted 2055 days ago

Looks awesome ! Beautiful design and finish .

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

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#15 posted 1664 days ago

I know this was a while back, but would you happen to have the computer file for the clock face. We do clocks in our freshman class, and that is the most annoying thing about clocks is the hardware and dial/face costs. This would knock $5-10 off each project.

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