First clock project

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Project by volpeveneers posted 1347 days ago 1408 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A clock project by another LJ member Shiney5757 caught my eye recently. He makes use of the vertical grain lines beautifully in his design. Simple and elegant. He was kind enough to share the details of its construction.

My design is similar in the idea of letting the wood speak for itself. I have a bundle of freak figured Anigre veneer that I thought would be perfect for this project. Dimensions are 21×3.5×6.75 inches.
The box is made from 1/4 BB plywood and finished in Watco Danish oil. A French cleat hold the box to the wall.
Their are 1 inch wide slots for a pendulum to poke out of. My mechanism was not swinging when I took the images.

This was just a quick project, 4 hours in total, and most of that was waiting for the glue to dry.

-- "Trees are evil they must be punished." R. Underhill

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#1 posted 1347 days ago

Very simple design but the wood selection makes it very interesting.
I have some scrap that I just could not throw away because I liked the grain too much. I think you just gave me the perfect project to use my scap.

Thanks for the post.

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.

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#2 posted 1347 days ago

Nice job!! Amazing what nature provides – beautiful.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 1346 days ago

Which clock mechanism did you use? I’m curious.


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#4 posted 1346 days ago

Really nice, I love the minimalist look. Very Scandinavian.

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#5 posted 1092 days ago

Very nice indeed. Thanks for the mention.

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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