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Project by SnowyRiver posted 1484 days ago 3178 views 5 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Mission tall clock that I completed a few weeks ago. The clock is made from white oak, stained with an alcohol dye, and then a dark walnut oil stain. It has 3 coats of wipe on poly. This was a fun project because it involved pocket, mortise and tenon, and biscuit type joinery, with lots of dados and rabbet joints. The movement is a mechancial 8 day movement. The side panels have a grill which allows the sound to radiate from the cabinet. The grill is removable on both sides so I can easily work on the movement. The last picture is the actual movement photgraphed through the removed grill opening. I am happy to say it keeps excellent time.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN





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kolwdwrkrsgirl

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#1 posted 1484 days ago

Wow, now that’s just beautiful! I would LOVE to have something like this in my home some day. FAR out of my league of abilities, but maybe I can talk Keith into making one for me…HA,ha! Fantastic job : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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woodpeckerbill

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#2 posted 1484 days ago

Wow! Great job. I really like quality clocks such as this. Thanks for sharing.
Bill

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JimNEB

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#3 posted 1484 days ago

I just wish I had a place in my house for something like that. Very nice!

-- Jim, Nebraska

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ohwoodeye

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#4 posted 1484 days ago

Very, very nice. I have been hoping to build Norm’s design (very similar) the only thing that is keeping me from building one is the cost of the mechanism….may I respectfully ask what you paid for yours. I’m hoping there is an inexpensive one out there somewhere.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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richgreer

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#5 posted 1484 days ago

I like this a lot. Thanks for posting.

A project on my todo list is to build a new structure for the early american style grandfather clock we have. I want to move the “works” to a more up-to-date style. Your post gives me ideas. I really like the mission style.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Cher

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#6 posted 1484 days ago

Beautifully made.

-- When you know better you do better.

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SnowyRiver

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#7 posted 1484 days ago

Mike…actually the clock design is from the New Yankee Workshop. The movement was about $550. I obtained the movement from Klockit. You might check them out if you are looking for a movement since they have many. I have been very happy with their customer service also.

http://www.klockit.com/

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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ohwoodeye

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#8 posted 1484 days ago

Thanks Snow,
I have checked out clockit and that’s the price that I’ve seen. I was ridiculously hoping I could find something compatable for about half that price. Unfortunately my family heirloom will have to wait a bit longer. Congrats on your creation…..hopefully your family members will fight over it for the next 200+ years.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 1484 days ago

Impressive looking clock. You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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branch

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#10 posted 1484 days ago

hi fan stack craftsmanship on the clock it looks like a lot of work and time was invested in the making of it i love it

the movement was expensive it wood be twist that price over here

branch ok

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donjoe

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#11 posted 1484 days ago

Awesome clock. Great workmanship.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Rick

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#12 posted 1483 days ago

Wayne:

Absolutely Beautiful Clock!! I’d Love to have that sitting in my Living Room. Workmanship is Top Drawer!
Thanks for Posting.

Rick

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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#13 posted 1429 days ago

Ohhhh…. Now I really like this!

Very nice work….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 1422 days ago

Wow Wayne I missed this earlier a fantastic clock it’s wonderful

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SnowyRiver

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#15 posted 1422 days ago

Thanks everyone, I appreciate all your comments.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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