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Project by Natedog posted 1068 days ago 1625 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mantle/Deck clock made for a wedding gift. The frame is cocobolo with a cherry center piece. The clock movement is from Lee Valley. The curves were made with a router with a patten bit and the secondary curve in the rails and at the top of the stiles was made with a 3” diameter drum sander in a drill press and a rasp. Mortise and tenon joinery. Provided a key hole in the back if they want to hang it on a wall. Finished with a couple layers of shellac and then topped with paste wax.

Measures 12” tall x 10” wide x 2” deep.

Thanks for looking.
Nate





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 1068 days ago

Some nicely figured cocobolo and the design looks pretty cool from here : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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jkress

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#2 posted 1068 days ago

Did you have a pattern for the pieces? Love the openness in the design.

Do we get one if we get married again? Mom and Dad too?

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peteg

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#3 posted 1068 days ago

won’t be any returns with this one nice design & completion, lucky couple, well done :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 1068 days ago

Beautiful! Nice design, great wood, super build, I like it!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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lanwater

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#5 posted 1068 days ago

Very nice design. Looks great.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 1068 days ago

What a great looking clock! Love the wood and the lines… Well done…...

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jonathan

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#7 posted 1067 days ago

That cocobolo looks nice. I especially like your orientation of the top piece, where the grain is centering and pointing down to the clock face, directing your eye to the time.

Interesting lines. I am trying to imagine how this would look with different clock faces in it?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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SgtSnafu

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#8 posted 1067 days ago

Very nice looking clock, great choice if woods!

Question: Did you modify the clock insert, or did you use the “Leg” mounts?

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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Natedog

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#9 posted 1066 days ago

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Jacob, No pattern for the design, just french curves to lay out the curves. What is it, 46 more years before you get to remarry, so plently of time to make another one.

Jonathan, If I was going to do it again I would use a different clock insert. While I like the open look with the gears it is hard to see the hands from across the room. Also it has a loud tick-tock.

SgrSnfu, The clock insert was not moditied, the leg mounts are still used and connect to the lower rail.

Nate

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GodofBiscuits

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#10 posted 1066 days ago

Beautiful clock! I love the open design of the movement but have to agree that most open gear designs are not the easiest to read from a distance. The wood is gorgeous and the design of the frame with the dished cross members and the curved legs looks absolutely beautiful.

Awesome job!!!

Thank you for sharing. :o)

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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gazingm42

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#11 posted 1050 days ago

Nate,

I understand you don’t have patterns. Can you tell me the diameter of the clock face itself?

Thanks

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Natedog

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#12 posted 1050 days ago

gazingm42: The clock is 5” in diameter.

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