Clock Project

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Project by wwnovice posted 2530 days ago 1444 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had made one of these desk clocks about 2 years ago in Red Oak. A family member expressed an interest in having one, so I set about making a new one using some Quilted Maple that I had. It’s an original design – pretty simple, though.

I used a router with a circle jig to do the circles. The center piece with the clock movement swivels 360 degrees on 1/4” wooden dowels. The base has a simple 1/8” rabbet along the top edge. I finished it with 1 coat of pure tung oil, and 3 coats of Waterlox Original.

Dimensions are 7¾” x 7½” x 7½.

-- John

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#1 posted 2530 days ago

Very unique design!

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#2 posted 2530 days ago

John -

Very cool! I like the design and wood figure. Thanks for the “work progress” photos!


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#3 posted 2530 days ago

I think it’s great! Who’d have thought there was another unique variation on the desk clock. Really cool.

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

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#4 posted 2530 days ago

Very original, well executed, nice wood!

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

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#5 posted 2530 days ago

Magnificent !!!!
I think this is my favourite clock!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 2530 days ago

Well done! I bet it would make a great photo frame for a desk, or why not, since it swivels, put the clock on one side and a photo on the other.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 2530 days ago

oh I like that idea Bill !!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 2530 days ago

I agree with Debbie – that is a good idea, bill. I was thinking of gearing up to make some more of those, so perhaps I’ll give the picture idea a try.

-- John

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#9 posted 2530 days ago

That’s Awesome. Where did you find the clockworks?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#10 posted 2530 days ago

that’s great – i really like the design great job

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#11 posted 2530 days ago

Scott, the clock insert was purchased at Klockit

-- John

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#12 posted 2524 days ago

You have come up with a winner John.The simple designs are usually the best…as long as they are done as nice as this.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#14 posted 2436 days ago

A great clock design. And some beautiful wood. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#15 posted 2341 days ago


Very good looking clock. Good idea coupled with good wood.

-- Jason, AL

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