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Project by wwnovice posted 07-07-2007 06:54 PM 1109 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine from work asked me to make him a clock, after seeing some of the clocks I’ve made. I sent him some links so he could give me ideas on what he liked, and he chose this one from Klockit’s web site. I ordered the movement and tried to reproduce the look, based on the photo.

The wood is Honduran Mahogany, finish is pure tung oil. The front and sides are clear acrylic, and the back is acrylic mirror. To help stabilize the columns, I drilled 1/4” deep recesses in the top and bottom, using a forstner bit. The top of the columns have a screw embedded in them which the brass knobs on top thread onto. The bottom of the columns are anchored by wood screws inserted through the bottom of the clock. The feet have levelers installed. These came with the clock movement.

-- John





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Bob Babcock

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#1 posted 07-07-2007 07:03 PM

Very nice. Good friend too.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Max

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#2 posted 07-07-2007 07:28 PM

Wonderful looking clock and the finish really makes that Mahogany stand out…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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darryl

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#3 posted 07-07-2007 07:52 PM

that would look great on a mantel, nice work!

I’m in the planning stages of making a clock or two with my six year old daughter. I’m going for a much simpiler approach though!

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 07-07-2007 11:03 PM

Lovely! What is the overall height?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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wwnovice

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#5 posted 07-07-2007 11:15 PM

Charlie,
Dimensions are 12”H x 9”W x7”D

-- John

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oscorner

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#6 posted 07-08-2007 01:43 AM

He was definitely pleased. What a great looking clock.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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mot

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#7 posted 07-08-2007 06:00 AM

Just a beautiful clock. I’m not a fan of clocks woodworking projects, but this one makes me rethink that.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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David

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#8 posted 10-04-2007 02:50 AM

I am glad this popped up on the shuffle! Very nice work – a beautiful clock!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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teenagewoodworker

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#9 posted 03-07-2008 12:28 AM

wow thats a beautiful clock.

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Scott Bryan

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#10 posted 03-31-2008 01:54 PM

This is a beautiful clock and I like the brass accents.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 03-31-2008 01:58 PM

Not quite my taste, but none the less beautiful and excellent craftsmanship!

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