Mission Wall Clocks

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Project by rodneyh posted 02-29-2016 04:10 PM 882 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another clock design for sale on Etsy. My 1st wall clock design (posted here about a year ago) is selling very well, so I decided to try a 2nd design. I did sizes to fit my 4.5”, 6”, and 8” etched dials. Finish on the oak (mostly) follows Jeff Jewitt’s mission oak recipes. For the walnut, I’m going with thinned BLO, followed by 3 coats of wipe on poly.

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Bill Livolsi

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#1 posted 02-29-2016 05:16 PM

Those look really great! Nice work! You are etching the clock faces yourself?

-- Bill Livolsi, Owner, One Car Workshop --

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#2 posted 02-29-2016 05:39 PM

The natural ‘defects’ in the first picture really add to the clock.

How thick are your copper faces?

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#3 posted 03-01-2016 01:50 AM

Nice clock(s) Rodney. I just noticed/recognized your name and thought….... I know him. I didn’t realize you were as active as you have been on LJ but I just added you to my buddy list so I won’t miss you any more.
I looked at your gallery … Nice work!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 03-01-2016 01:50 AM

Wow. Rod this is a wonderful clock. The clock face alone is a work of art. Great job !

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#5 posted 03-01-2016 04:30 AM

Bill – Thanks. Yes, I etch my own dials. I currently sell them & my clocks on Etsy.

Splinter – Thanks. I love using defects in any of my clocks, so long as it’s not structural (they’re just clocks after all). I use 16 oz copper, which is a common roofing weight (16 oz per square foot). That’s approximately 24 gauge, or 0.022”. Plenty thick so it doesn’t need backing up to about 8” diameter.

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#6 posted 03-01-2016 04:16 PM

Clocks can be a lot of fun to make and this design is just great. I really like your dials. Hope these sell just as well!

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#7 posted 03-01-2016 05:12 PM

Great looking set of clocks there! I really like your etched clock faces!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 03-01-2016 06:46 PM

These are beautiful and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 03-01-2016 07:06 PM

I like this G&G clock frame design. Frame indeed looks great, kind old and worned out, rustic. The clock itself is awesome too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 03-01-2016 08:41 PM

I love this! nice work!

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#11 posted 03-02-2016 12:20 AM

Dude! Expect an order from me for a face. Very nice!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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