Prairie Clock

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Project by ArthurS posted 1229 days ago 1461 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my second clock project of nine over the past nine months. Once I started these clocks they get addictive, winter is long too. I guess I would call it prairie style due to the wide top. It is made of cherry with ebony plugs. It is my own design that I sketched up during a boring meeting I was sitting through. The timing on the pendulum swing is pleasing. The clock dimensions are 17.5” height, 14.5” width, and 5.5” depth. The lower ebony accent pieces are centered on the pendulum swing. A cutout encompasses the limits of the swing arm. It is finished with danish oil. The clock was a pretty easy build.

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#1 posted 1229 days ago

Very cool clock.

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#2 posted 1229 days ago

Very creative design – looks good! Seems to remind me of something, but I can’t figure out what…

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#3 posted 1229 days ago

Is that a smiley face? Happy clock hanging out in a prairie? Very cool clock.

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#4 posted 1229 days ago

I like the the detail on the top in pic 4. That’s a nice look. What kind of bit did you use?

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#5 posted 1223 days ago

To make the curved top the wood is run perpendicular to the blade on a table saw. A temporary wood fence (thicker then material) is placed centered over the blade. Blade is raised in increments as wood is cut out. VERY DANGEROUS.

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