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Project by Mike_D_S posted 04-14-2016 12:16 PM 683 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have done a few other projects recently and haven’t really been posting them, so I thought I’d catch up a few.

This is a mantle clock I made as a gift for my mom. It’s built out of mostly remnants from the cutoffs box. The clock movement is the basic kit you get from Woodcraft. I designed and printed the face based on a couple of similar patterns I’ve seen online.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 04-14-2016 03:10 PM

Very nicely done Mike.
I had never thought of designing the face yourself. Hmmmmm…... That gives me a few ideas.
Thanks for sharing your work.

-- Chem, Central California

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Mike_D_S

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#2 posted 04-14-2016 08:16 PM

I found a free font at this site linked below that I really liked that I used for the numbers. I actually did the layout in powerpoint and just printed it on card stock, then I glued it on thin MDF.

The next project is to do one etched in brass with this face, but that’s a whole other project.

http://www.jmurphyjr.com/free-fonts/

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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Jmcp

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#3 posted 04-14-2016 08:33 PM

Lovely clock, bet your mum is delighted, I certainly would be with it.

Cheers, John

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AandCstyle

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#4 posted 04-14-2016 09:55 PM

Mike, great job on the clock and thanks for the font link.

-- Art

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#5 posted 04-14-2016 11:47 PM

Very nice looking mantel clock! I like the clock face, and the visible pendulum. I’m sure your mom will love it!

-- Dean

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Matt

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#6 posted 04-15-2016 01:50 AM

Very nice. Good work on the clock face. I was going to ask where you got it I liked it so much!

So, how do you attach it? spray adhesive?

I would really like to do an etched one too, but one step at a time.

-- I do this for fun.

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Mike_D_S

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#7 posted 04-15-2016 02:20 AM

I used some spray adhesive my neighbor had that is supposedly safe for paper. His wife uses it for scrapbooking. I don’t remember the brand.

I don’t have a pic, but the entire back is a removable panel in slots in the top and bottom rails to be able to change the battery and reset the pendulum if it comes off.

I created sort of shadow box for the front behind the glass and the face with the movement attached is screwed into the corners of the shadow box so I could remove it later if I needed to replace the movement, one of the hands gets knocked off on accident or any similar issue.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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Skylark53

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#8 posted 04-16-2016 01:45 PM

Really nice job on the A & C clock. I especially like the face. Good. Thanks for posting.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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