Pendulum Mantel Clock

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Project by Dan posted 10-01-2015 08:58 PM 13991 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A wedding gift I made for a friend. A beech body (been hitting the gym) with bookmatched walnut and aluminum slug face. A compact pendulum kit from Klockit rounds it out.

A fun gift with a lot of firsts for me, first mortise & tenon, first book matched panels, curved rails, first clock I guess….

Inspiration from poohBaah and splintergroup

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 10-01-2015 09:24 PM

That is quite attractive and you did a good job with it. Well done!

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#2 posted 10-01-2015 09:54 PM

Nicely done.
Love the dark face on the light frame.

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#3 posted 10-01-2015 10:51 PM

Very nice Great gift.

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#4 posted 10-01-2015 11:08 PM

You have done a fine job with this clock as your first effort. The newlyweds should be very pleased with your craftsmanship.

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#5 posted 10-01-2015 11:41 PM

Great looking mantel clock! I like the contrast between the walnut and aluminum—very eye catching!

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#6 posted 10-02-2015 01:09 AM

The walnut clock face is stunning. Great clock!

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#7 posted 10-02-2015 01:54 PM

Seeing examples executed so cleanly is truly wonderful, nice job!

(You either had a slow camera shutter speed or you might need to slow that pendulum down a notch 8^)

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#8 posted 10-02-2015 02:13 PM

This clock has a nice design and is well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 10-02-2015 04:01 PM

Very clean design and execution. Nice!

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#10 posted 10-02-2015 04:53 PM

Thanks all for the kind comments everyone!

Shutter speed was a few seconds, I took some with the pendulum stable, but ended up liking putting a little motion into the shots. Mostly too because even after I took the battery out, the pendulum still rocked a little bit and made it just look weirdly blurry. Still working on posing and getting the light right for my projects.

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