Mission Style Mantle Clock

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Project by Garyb6 posted 10-21-2008 12:02 AM 5767 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 10-21-2008 12:28 AM

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 10-21-2008 01:03 AM

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 10-21-2008 01:05 AM

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 10-21-2008 01:59 AM

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

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#5 posted 10-21-2008 02:48 AM

Great design!

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

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#6 posted 10-21-2008 03:13 AM

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 10-21-2008 04:23 AM

Nice clock, I like the open concept.

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

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#8 posted 10-21-2008 04:47 AM

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 10-21-2008 05:52 AM

GREAT JOB nice work

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 10-21-2008 01:23 PM

I bet this was well received.Nicely done!

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

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#11 posted 10-21-2008 03:07 PM

Thats a beautiful clock.

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#12 posted 10-22-2008 12:34 AM

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 10-22-2008 03:42 AM

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

-- -=Den

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#14 posted 12-12-2008 04:55 PM

Looks awesome ! Beautiful design and finish .

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

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#15 posted 01-07-2010 08:22 AM

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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