|Project by splintergroup||posted 03-17-2015 03:55 PM||2011 views||22 times favorited||21 comments|
I like making clocks. They are generally simple, smallish, the options for the face are endless, and everyone has a use for them.
For this clock I thought I’d try something beyond the typical wall hung round frame/round face thing I made in the past.
The availability of inexpensive quartz movements makes this all affordable. The case is a fumed White Oak frame with Walnut side legs and top. Behind the glass the dial face is made from Eastern Red Cedar wedges, stained a bit to tone down the redness. The dial pips are solid copper disks. A good layer of sprayed polyurethane on the face hopefully will keep the copper from tarnishing and blending in with the wood too much.
I try to anticipate “what can go wrong” and made the case such that the glass can be replaced by removing the bottom arch (held on by recessed screws) and sliding it out.
The rear of the clock is covered by a thin 1/4” panel captured in a groove, exactly like the glass. This can also be slid out the bottom by rotating a copper catch to allow access for time setting and battery replacement.
Even though this clock is made to sit on a fireplace mantle (or any shelf), I added a picture hanging wire to the back in case someone decides it needs to hang on a wall.
This was fun, I already have plans in mind for some copper dial faces with etched numbers and some Celtic knots for accent.
Thanks for looking!