Small Mantle Clock, Borrowed Design

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Project by elroyy posted 02-26-2017 02:43 PM 642 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made a couple of these small cherry clocks for family for Christmas. I used a design i borrowed from Woodsmith magazine, 2012, but used Cherry instead of maple.

i had a really hard time gluing up the frame for the glass covering the face. would appreciate any tips for small frames.

And… though the pic was upright in my photos, I can’t figure out why it rotated 90 degrees upon posting. New to the Apple MacBook Pro…

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#1 posted 02-26-2017 04:49 PM

good job

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#2 posted 02-27-2017 12:04 AM

Fixed it for you:

This is a very nice looking mantel clock! It’s got a nice, Shaker look to it!

As for gluing up smaller frames, you can use blue painters tape to hold the frame together while the glue dries. It’s quick and easy, and you can get it anywhere.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 02-27-2017 01:06 PM

This clock in cherry looks nice. I built the same one a while back and then took that design and changed it a bit by, basically, removing the lower drawer and changing the glass frame a bit. I’ve made a couple of that design as gifts, but I think the original is very “classic” looking. Nice job!

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#4 posted 03-30-2017 06:21 AM

nice job , i have the same one posted on my page, for small frames i use a homemade version of this,43838 not the best not the worst

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#5 posted 08-14-2017 12:13 PM

This is a beautiful clock and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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