Arts and Crafts Wall Clocks

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Project by ejv posted 1479 days ago 5152 views 7 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 1479 days ago

Kewl design, I love clocks…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#2 posted 1479 days ago

Very nice! Where did you get the clock faces?

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#3 posted 1479 days ago

Really cool clocks Eric

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1479 days ago

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

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 1479 days ago

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

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#6 posted 1478 days ago

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


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#7 posted 1477 days ago

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 1453 days ago

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

-- As if I needed another hobby!

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#9 posted 1405 days ago

Do you sell your clocks?

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#10 posted 516 days ago

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

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