Mantle Clock

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Project by Tim Marko posted 05-28-2009 03:57 PM 1835 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I modified plans for this clock. Don’t remember where I saw it first.

It was my first atte,pt at through tenons. They turned out a little loose, but was good practice. The original called for dovetails on the top, but without a dovetail jig I decided to go with a box joint. (Need to try handcutting DTs.)

The case is Ash and the face is spalted cottonwood. Finish is 4 coats BLO/MS/Satin Poly.

I used an electronic chime pendulum movement from Woodcraft. It is more than loud enough. Next time I’ll skip the chime.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 05-28-2009 05:15 PM

Hey Tim
this is a great clock very classy look and great design, I particularly like the spalted cottonwood, nice job.

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#2 posted 05-29-2009 03:02 PM

Lovely grain….....nice finish, good job.

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#3 posted 06-04-2009 05:17 PM

I think the joinery worked out fine on this. The through tenons are very cool. And I love that spalted cottonwood.

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