Stickley Mantle Clock Variation.

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 11-26-2011 07:08 AM 3115 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My New Shop Clock !

I wanted to make a chiming clock for my shop and I saw this plan in Popular Woodworking a while back.
It is a reproduction of a 1910 Gustav Stickley Mantle Clock with my variation being the addition of a time triggered chime movement which strikes on the hour.
I did a lot of the work by hand, (which is a first for me) including the through tenons, and molding work.
The dove tails were done with my Keller jig.
The walnut back and sounding board were resawn and glued up to make a pleasing pattern and nice contrast with the molding.
The faceted dial face was tricky to cut and my daughter who is a great scroll saw artist helped me.
The ramped hinge mortises had to be just right to allow for the required door reveal.
The case is made from a single reclaimed oak board, including the turned door pull.
The dimensions are 14H x 8.5W x 5.5D.

The finish is boiled linseed oil and several coats of briwax.

Thanks for looking and have a nice day!

-- Eric, central Florida

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#1 posted 11-26-2011 07:09 AM

Pretty cool clock, well done.

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#2 posted 11-26-2011 08:01 AM

That is so… cool…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 08:15 AM

This is a fine looking piece. You should be proud of this one.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 11-26-2011 02:42 PM

Very cool looking! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 11-26-2011 03:43 PM

i like

to the point
and very elegant

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 11-26-2011 03:55 PM

Very neat clock. Thanks for sharing!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Kari Hultman

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#7 posted 11-26-2011 03:56 PM

Beautiful job, Eric! And that is the handsomest shop clock I’ve ever seen. :o)

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#8 posted 11-26-2011 04:25 PM

Beautiful clock, Eric.

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#9 posted 11-26-2011 04:59 PM

Pretty nifty, and good workmanship. I have a derelict red numbered digital in my shop, but it does the job….but it isn’t pretty like yours….........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#10 posted 11-27-2011 02:56 AM

I like the simple elegance of it. Very nice and timeless.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#11 posted 11-27-2011 03:10 AM

I really like the faceted face opening!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 11-29-2011 12:25 AM

Nice one Wrecker.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 11-30-2011 08:03 AM

i love the opening…so cool…

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