Mantle Clock

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Project by Thos. Angle posted 12-25-2008 06:56 AM 1897 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a clock I built for a friend for Christmas. It is basically a plywood box with face frame and top and bottom. The box is red oak plywood, pocket screwed together. The top, bottom and face frame are Red Oak. The face is carved 14 oz. skirting leather backed with 1/2 inch ply. The clock came from Woodcraft. The stain is Brazilian rosewood gel stain from Min-Wax. Topped with one coat of shellac and 4 coats of lacquer. The clock is 12 inches high and the box is 9 inches wide. A nice easy project and fun as well. Merry Christmas.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 12-25-2008 07:05 AM

That is a beauty! The leather work is supthin!

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#2 posted 12-25-2008 07:11 AM

Thomas, you are a craftsman. I truely admire you leatherwork. Happy Holidays!


-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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#3 posted 12-25-2008 07:55 AM

I like it … Merry Christmas

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 12-25-2008 12:15 PM

so very unique. Amazing and stunning!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 12-25-2008 01:28 PM

Thanks folks and Merry Christmas.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 12-25-2008 03:48 PM

i dont know your friends name but ill just call him LUCKY ! awsome job as is all your work . happy holidays to you and your bride

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#7 posted 12-25-2008 03:51 PM

Thomas I’m gonna have to think of something to make that needs leather work on it, a cool chair maybe. Could I talk you into doing it for me?

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#8 posted 12-25-2008 04:34 PM


Don’t you every get tired of carrying around all that talent?

Great project!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 12-25-2008 08:09 PM

Very Nice!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#10 posted 12-26-2008 01:30 AM

Beautiful tooling and clock. I did some tooling in college but nothing like the caliber you do. You are by far one of the best toolers I have ever seen. A true craftsman of this craft. Merry Christmas and God Bless to you and your family.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 12-26-2008 02:08 AM

Thomas A great job on the clock and the carving. Very beautiful.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 12-26-2008 07:36 AM

Wonderful details! Beautiful.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#13 posted 12-26-2008 03:28 PM

Thanks for the kind words

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 12-26-2008 11:20 PM

Nice one Tom.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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