|Project by Tim Dahn||posted 10-03-2010 01:32 AM||4587 views||19 times favorited||17 comments|
I recently finished this Arts and Craft style mantel clock. After many hours on SketchUp trying different designs, I ended up doing what I always do, a picture, a hand drawn sketch, a few dimensions and then just go for it. I have a long way to go in SketchUp but I did get to play around with several different designs without wasting wood.
It has a Hermle key wound 8 day movement on which I have spent way too much time adjusting, but it seems to be keeping correct time more than twice a day now and the Westminster chime sounds great. This movement doesn’t have a pendulum so I made a drawer to hold the winding key, the drawer slides out when you press a small walnut peg below the drawer.
The clock measures 16” tall, 12” wide and 5 ½” deep, I used quarter sawn white oak with black walnut pegs and white oak burl veneer on the door and key drawer. It is finished with a medium brown dye, several coats of Bush oil and then paste wax.
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