Arts & Crafts Clock

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Hello Everyone,
I am new to this site and I am looking forward to sharing some of my projects with you as well as enjoying looking at all of yours. I am an artist and craftsman and I design and build clocks and other Mission style items. This is an Arts & Crafts , Mission style clock designed and built by me. It is quartersawn white oak with mortise and tenon construction. It has an etched copper face and pendulum and features two ceramic scarab tiles by artist Lynette King. Hope you like it and thanks for looking!


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#1 posted 03-12-2010 05:06 AM

I do like the clock. I really like the Mission style items and furniture and it looks like you are right up there with the best. Post some more projects! What are the dimensions of the clock?

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#2 posted 03-12-2010 05:07 AM


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#3 posted 03-12-2010 07:12 AM

Fantastic clocks everything about it is great.

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#4 posted 03-12-2010 07:23 AM

TJ, This is really beautiful. Welcome to Lumberjocks..

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#5 posted 03-12-2010 08:32 AM

Exquisite detail and design. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#6 posted 03-12-2010 09:38 AM

I like this, very nicely done.

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#7 posted 03-12-2010 12:20 PM

Really well put together. Looks sturdy.

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#8 posted 03-12-2010 01:34 PM

Very nice, I would like to know some more details about the clock. How did you finish it? The stain is great what did you use? Did you make dial? What movement did you use?

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#9 posted 03-12-2010 01:42 PM

Gorgeous clock! Welcome to Lumber Jocks….

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#10 posted 03-12-2010 04:31 PM

Beautiful – I’m a big fan of A&C/Mission.

Did you ebonize the pegs/exposed tenons, or use a different wood (Is the exposed tenon on the bottom real or memorex?)

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#11 posted 03-12-2010 04:37 PM

Very nice! Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#12 posted 03-12-2010 06:06 PM

That is an unbelievably beautiful clock! Welcome to the party.

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#13 posted 03-12-2010 06:21 PM

very nice work! and welcome to the best and most addictive site in the world

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#14 posted 03-12-2010 09:11 PM

Here’s more detail on the clock..the joints are pinned with oak dowels that are sanded flush with the surface and the tenon on the front is a through tenon. I feel if you are going to put them in the design then they should be actual tenons. I use two different colors of water based analine dyes with 3 coats of lacquer {light sanding between each coat}. The last step is a coat of Briwax Dark Brown. The dark wax gives it more of an aged look to the finish.

I etch the copper face and then planish it with a hammer to give it a handmade feel. I also make the pendulum to match the face. Measures about 7.5”d x 14”h x 19”l.

Thanks for the nice comments! I appreciate it.


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#15 posted 03-12-2010 09:49 PM

awesome work on the clock. perfect!

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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