Tall Cherry Mantel Clock

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Project by Alongiron posted 12-03-2014 04:14 PM 2981 views 17 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a really nicely grained Tall Cherry Mantel Clock. It stands about 23” tall and is finished with 1 coat of amber colored shellac followed by 3 more coats of clear shellac with light sanding using 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper. I just love working with Cherry….easy to work with and the smell of the dust is awesome! Thanks for taking a look!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#1 posted 12-03-2014 04:41 PM

You did a fine job on this clock. Congratulations.

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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#2 posted 12-03-2014 04:41 PM

Looks great! May I ask where you got the actual clock (clock face and mechanism)?

-- Alex

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#3 posted 12-03-2014 05:10 PM

Lovely clock. My compliments.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 12-03-2014 05:52 PM

That is a great looking clock!! Nice job on it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 12-03-2014 06:17 PM

Beautiful project, Steve. I am always in awe of the fantastic finishes you achieve. I personally have never worked with shellac except for an initial seal coat but I doubt that I could get the results you get.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#6 posted 12-03-2014 06:22 PM

This is a super looking clock,very fine work.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 12-03-2014 09:05 PM

A very pretty clock,excellent job.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#8 posted 12-03-2014 10:12 PM

Thank you for the nice comments! Alex..I get these paper clock faces at and the clockworks at

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#9 posted 12-03-2014 10:52 PM

Great job love the clock.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 12-04-2014 12:47 AM

Beautiful mantel clock! I love the A&C look to it, and the cherry looks great!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#11 posted 12-04-2014 09:17 PM

That is very impressive.
I too love the smell of the cherry at the table saw.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Chem, Central California

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#12 posted 12-04-2014 10:45 PM

Beautiful I love it, the design is awesome, I love clocks

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 12-05-2014 06:49 AM

Very Nice Project and well done. Thanks for Posting.


-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#14 posted 01-07-2015 04:25 PM

Very nice clock. The cherry looks great.
Thanks for mentioning where you bought the clock. I found a nice mechanical clock there that I think I like :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#15 posted 07-14-2015 05:29 AM

Another stunning Clock, Steve. Your own design?

Ships are safe in harbor. But that’s not what ships are for.

-- Mark

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