Arts & Crafts Mantel Clock

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Project by epp_dog posted 12-06-2009 07:48 PM 1869 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The construction blog is here.

This was an interesting project. Since I had plenty of oak, I purchases just the plans and movements from Klockit. Milling the parts was quite fun. I have a lot to learn about the finishing process though. I used 2 coats of wiping polyurethane and a final coat of paste wax. The wax I didn’t get buffed out is the white pores in the left hand clock.

I included the jig I made to taper the sides. The sides tapered from 1” to 3/4” thick but only on the outside. The inside stays 90 degrees to the top/bottom. I cut away most of the taper on the bandsaw. Since it was too short to run through the planer I used my wide belt sander (many passes).

-- David, Florida

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#1 posted 12-06-2009 10:23 PM

Nice job on the clocks!

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#2 posted 12-06-2009 10:25 PM

Nice little clocks! Love the arts and crafts style

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#3 posted 12-06-2009 10:32 PM

I like the clock design. Can you tell me the reason for putting wax on top of plastic (Poly) ? I am getting schooled on finishing as well . Thank you.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 12-08-2009 03:29 AM

I had only gotten 2 coats of poly on before the weather turned a bit too cool for the poly. I was hoping that a light wax coat would shine it up a bit like the 3rd coat of poly that I really wanted to do. worst part is that next week the weather will be back warm enough for the poly again!

-- David, Florida

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