"Thendara" Mission Clock

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Project by pashley posted 12-12-2009 05:15 AM 3610 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the latest in my mission clock line, “Thendara”.

This is quite different from the previous models. My wife “suggested” I make something smaller for a shelf/mantel clock for her sister for Christmas. This one is about 1’ high and 6” deep. New things I learned to make this style happen:

The face is hammered copper; I love the look of copper, and wanted to try my hand at it. Not bad for a first attempt, though I’d like a deeper, darker color, something like you’d see on a penny, instead of this rather shiny look. Still, not bad.

The tile. My clocks are just about exclusively named for Adirondack towns, so I wanted incorporate outdoor elements into the tile. Yes, I made the tile (what’s next, metallurgy?!). I made the original out of Sculpey clay, and then made a latex rubber mold of it, into which I cast a bisque, called “Permastone”. It’s not a ceramic fired tile per se, more like china. Then I applied a copper paint with a solution that casts the green patina you see. I think it came out pretty well.

QSWO, Paduak, copper, bisque.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#1 posted 12-12-2009 05:20 AM

This is an amazing clock so wonderful and beautiful great job.

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#2 posted 12-12-2009 05:55 AM

Very nice, makes my head spin. Way out of my ball park. What would you charge for something as nice at this? That is my biggest issue, never knowing how to price my stuff. Love this clock!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#3 posted 12-12-2009 12:39 PM

Nice clock. I love the copper. Thanks for sharing.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#4 posted 12-12-2009 01:20 PM

This is going for $295, Hacksaw007.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#5 posted 12-12-2009 01:26 PM

I like the idea of incorporating wood, metal and clay very nice.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#6 posted 12-12-2009 02:13 PM

Nice Job. I enjoy different clocks. Keep em coming.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#7 posted 12-12-2009 02:43 PM

Beautiful clock. I think all of the different materials work well together. The copper face is outstanding.

-- John

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#8 posted 12-12-2009 07:06 PM

That’s outstanding!!
Really great design, super construction. Price sounds fair, what a great looking clock!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 12-12-2009 07:37 PM

Beautiful work pashley! love the mixture of copper and tile. did you design the clock itself?

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#10 posted 12-13-2009 05:35 AM

Great looking clock. I went wood shopping today for my clock project. Hope it come out as nice as yours.

-- Marc - Tucson, AZ

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#11 posted 12-16-2009 01:00 AM

Well done

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#12 posted 04-13-2011 05:42 PM

Great Looking clocks. I have a couple of questions on the face since I plan to make something for my parents and inlaws next christmas. I really like the “re-do” face but don’t think I could pull that off. Is the face just a decal? Where do you get the decals? Did you make the clock face in photoshop or buy it? Do you hammer the copper first then apply the decal. Thanks alot.

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#13 posted 04-13-2011 06:01 PM

Yes, this is a decal. I made it up in Photoshop, and printed it onto blank decal transfer sheets you can find at a hobby store, one that has RC cars and planes. Then I gently hammered around the decal.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#14 posted 02-10-2013 04:54 PM

If looking for the color of an aged penny you can, after hammering, expose the copper to ammonia fumes. it’ll turn the copper a brownish copper penny color.

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