Pendulum Clock

  • Advertise with us
Project by NewPickeringWdWrkr posted 1563 days ago 1222 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by a pic I found on the web to make this wedding present for my cousin (did a google image search on pendulum clock). I’m guessing it’s a bit of a cross between Mission and A&C. Not really sure though.

Made of purpleheart and spalted maple and measuring 13.5” x 22.125”. Clock mechanism is from Lee Valley

Finish is several coats of wiping varnish. Because the grain runs at an angle up through the face (which was book matched), there is a reversing chatoyancy effect sort of like those hologram posters where the picture changes depending on the viewing angle.

On a card I’m putting together for my cousin and his bride-to-be:

The slats are made from purpleheart. As they age, they will become richer in colour symbolizing your relationship growing stronger;

The face is made from maple. It will remain bright symbolizing how you will always have something new to discover about each other.

Wishing you both happiness & joy in the many years to come

Had a lot of fun putting this together. Moritise & tenon joints for all of the slats into the frame as well as into the mounting frame for the face. The mounting frame was constructed using box joints.

5th picture is front view of the clock in sketchup which I’ll make available should anyone desire it. Just send me a PM. (Author’s Note – I’ve deleted it with all the hubub around woodworking piracy, but will still send the plans out if asked)

Thanks for looking. Mike

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

6 comments so far

View BritBoxmaker's profile (online now)


4359 posts in 1672 days

#1 posted 1563 days ago

Is the movement electrically powered? If so you could mention Not winding each other up

Seriously though its a splendid piece and I personally would be more than happy to receive this as a wedding present.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

View a1Jim's profile


112027 posts in 2213 days

#2 posted 1563 days ago

Cool design well done

-- Custom furniture

View sras's profile


3820 posts in 1765 days

#3 posted 1563 days ago

Very nice job on the clock, but what I really like is how you tied the characteristics of the wood to a wedding wish. Impressive!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View NormG's profile


4114 posts in 1640 days

#4 posted 1563 days ago

Cool piece of work. Nice lines.

-- Norman

View NewPickeringWdWrkr's profile


338 posts in 1649 days

#5 posted 1563 days ago

Martyn – yes, electrically powered. I’ll have to use that in person :-)

Thanks for your encouraging comments.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

View DLWoodWorker's profile


22 posts in 1613 days

#6 posted 1555 days ago

Very Nice job. Very impressive.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase