Arts and Crafts Wall Clocks

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Project by ejv posted 07-06-2010 07:22 PM 8095 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have built several of these wall clocks over the past few weeks. They are constructed of quarter sawn white oak measuring 13 inches square and 1-1/2 inches deep.  The joinery is a simple pinned half-lap – with that much glue surface, the pin really serves no purpose other than decorative. There are two styles of clock faces measuring 7 inches square, mounted behind non-glare glass. They are fairly heavy so they are hung using a routed keyhole slot in the case. The clock movements use a single AA battery and they keep very accurate time.

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#1 posted 07-06-2010 07:52 PM

Kewl design, I love clocks…

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#2 posted 07-06-2010 08:44 PM

Very nice! Where did you get the clock faces?

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#3 posted 07-06-2010 08:56 PM

Really cool clocks Eric

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#4 posted 07-06-2010 11:04 PM

Very clean! I, too, would like to know where you got the clock parts—-I’d like to make on like this.

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#5 posted 07-06-2010 11:30 PM

Love the frames, and the dials. Great job on these!

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#6 posted 07-07-2010 12:01 PM

Simple, classic design. Nice job!
Thanks for posting them


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#7 posted 07-08-2010 11:38 PM

Thanks for the comments, everyone. I buy clock parts, including most of the faces, from Klockit ( The two faces in the photos are from Klockit. Also, Clock Prints ( has some outstanding A&C style clock faces. We are in the process now of producing faces of our own design.

Building clocks is addictive, I think. So much so, you’ll have no problem knowing the time of day – they’ll be everywhere you look. Great thing is that they sell very well and usually pretty quickly, which of course, means you need to build more. Between clocks, boxes, and frames, all of which are addictive builds, there seems to be little time for anything else.

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#8 posted 08-02-2010 01:52 AM

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

-- As if I needed another hobby!

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#9 posted 09-18-2010 08:50 PM

Do you sell your clocks?

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#10 posted 02-24-2013 12:48 AM

i wood like to make one like this any ideas. very nice

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