Mission Wall Clock

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Project by ScottM posted 06-12-2017 01:55 PM 1261 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend/coworker of my wife retired from teaching this year. I recently saw a post here from ArthurS for his wall Mission clock. I really liked the design and thought that it would be a nice retirement gift for her. Arthur was kind enough to provide a Sketchup that he had as well as some additional information to help out so thanks to him for that.

I made my version from some scrap QSWO that I had laying around from another project a while back. I had to resaw some of it to get it to size but other than hardware and the clock parts it didn’t cost a thing but some sweat. There wasn’t a whole lot of rays in some of it but it shines through every once in a while.

It measures 12” x 4” and will hang on the wall using a french cleat. The clock parts came from Klockit. It has no stain or dye. I had considered trying my first go at fuming but found out that I had a time limit so I just sanded to 320 and then sprayed it with 5 coats of satin lacquer. I like the subtle sheen of satin. I’m pretty happy with it. I think she’ll like it as well.

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#1 posted 06-12-2017 03:13 PM

Nice Scott, you wood selection flows nicely throughout and the natural finish looks great.
I wish I had some 8/4 QSWO “scraps” to play with 8^)

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#2 posted 06-12-2017 03:39 PM

Thanks. I hadn’t used satin finish before until another recent project and really liked the almost “no-finish” look. Unless you catch it at an angle it’s like there’s nothing there but you can feel it. I know, sounds strange….

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#3 posted 06-12-2017 05:13 PM

Beautiful Clock and a great gift to give!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 06-12-2017 05:55 PM

Thanks Tony. I’ve always liked clocks.

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#5 posted 06-12-2017 07:39 PM

This is a nice looking clock.

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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#6 posted 06-12-2017 07:46 PM

Thanks Charles.

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#7 posted 06-13-2017 10:45 PM

Great looking Mission wall clock—I’m sure she’ll really appreciate it!

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

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#8 posted 06-14-2017 09:30 AM

Very good work, classic design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 06-17-2017 12:29 AM

Looks great. They do make great presents. Be prepared too make more.

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#10 posted 07-06-2017 11:46 PM

Very clean and a very nice gift.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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