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Project by Dan M posted 2492 days ago 2273 views 22 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Mrs placed an order earlier this year for a number of clocks intended as gifts for friends and family—here for your feedback is the result….

Oak body, Hard Maple face with Bloodwood accent strips—battery powered Quartz movements

Dimensions—8”w x 4.5”d x 10”h

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL





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Karson

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#1 posted 2492 days ago

Dan they look great post a link in Dan Walters blog where he was looking for items to be made for Christmas.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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TomFran

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#2 posted 2492 days ago

Very attractive clocks! Nice work.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 2492 days ago

Very nice. It is a great design that works with many different styles of clock faces

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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cajunpen

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#4 posted 2492 days ago

Really nice clocks. Did you put a sliding back on them, or are they open in the back? Did you remember to adjust for the time change :-))?

I promised my youngest son a clock for Christmas. I am going to build a wall mounted School House clock. Think I had better get busy.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Max

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#5 posted 2492 days ago

Great looking clocks. I like your choice of contrasting woods.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Dorje

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#6 posted 2492 days ago

Impressive batch! Also, just so impressed with folks like you that make these batches of gifts!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2491 days ago

AND it’s just the first of November and they are done already!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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herbr

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#8 posted 2491 days ago

Beautiful clocks! Nice gifts and done already-great!

-- Spread love with our work

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Branden

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#9 posted 2491 days ago

Thanks for sharing! I use these same clock parts and am always interested in new designs.

-- Branden - Sacramento, California - www.ShopDogUSA.com

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Duckarrowtypes

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#10 posted 2490 days ago

These are quite attractive. Where did you find the movements? Most of the movements that I’ve seen are cheesy and have painted plastic bezels instead of brass and plastic domes instead of glass.

-- Custom Daguerreotypes from your images and more: www.shinyphotos.com

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wwnovice

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#11 posted 2490 days ago

Nice looking clocks, Dan. What did you use for the finish?

-- John

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Dan M

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#12 posted 2490 days ago

Thanks again everyone .. can hardly wait to show you the first box I’ve ever made .. it’s in the finishing room as we speak—looking forward to some pointers from Don and others – as for the clocks

wwnovice – I believe that I ordered the movements from either Klockit or Rockler – they are 3” ‘friction fit’ and a snap to install .. these have plastic domes and an authentic imitation brass finish but they don’t look that cheap up close which is why I like them

Duck – the finished I used was Varathane’s Traditional Cherry stain on the body—after a coat of that I applied 3 coats of a spray poly (satin) with 0000 steel wool between each coat to get rid of the grain and heighten the sheen … my wife prefers “shiny wood” but since these aren’t for the house I was able to sneak in satin ;-)

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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IowaWoodcrafter

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#13 posted 2489 days ago

Dan,

What are the thicknesses of each of the pieces? The top and bottom look like 3/4”. The sides appear to be 1/2” thick. How is everything attached, dado’s, biscuits, dowels? I’ve been thinking about making clocks for my sisters and brother in law for Christmas and I really like your design. I hope you don’t mind if I steal it. ;)

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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Dan M

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#14 posted 2488 days ago

Steal away – Lord knows I’ve borrowed an idea or two!

You are correct, the top and bottom are 3/4” and the sides are 1/2” .. the body is actually partially hollow in that, to give the pieces weight, I used a think piece of oak for the back 6/4 stock if memory serves… the sides/face/back are simply glued together given the grain direction but the top/bottom are doweled to the thicker back piece…

If you do go ahead and make your own be sure to post the pictures – I’d love to see them!

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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