Greene & Greene Style Clock

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Project by plantek posted 01-03-2012 04:48 AM 1724 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I saw this project plan in Wood Magazine a year ago, I decided that I had to make it…
Six months later I bought the clock works and intended to invest in Stained Glass tools to create a panel for it.
Well six months after that I (and finances) decided I would buy a tile for it.
The clock is made of Mahogany with Purple Heart accents. The tile is a handmade ceramic tile from Talavera Ceramics in Berkeley, CA. The tile has burgundy color it which is why I chose the Purple Heart for the accent (seen in second pic).
The construction is pretty straight forward. Creating the accents buttons was the most time consuming but well worth it.
The finish is one coat of clear shellac and one heavy coat of water based satin poly.
It ended up a Christmas present for my wife… she love’s i

Thanks for looking.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 06:20 AM

Very nice, I really like the lillies on the tile.

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 06:33 AM

The purpleheart was a great choice. I would not have thought of it, but it is really cool and compliments the look. Very well done.

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 06:46 AM

Very nice!

Do you remember which issue of wood magazine?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 07:55 AM

Thanks for the nice comments folks.
Lanwater: issue 201 November 2010

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#5 posted 01-03-2012 01:38 PM

Great work I read this and thought the same thing. Still haven’t made it yet though. Well done!

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

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#6 posted 01-03-2012 09:30 PM

This is a wonderful clock,so very nice.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-03-2012 10:01 PM

Thanks Plantek

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 01-04-2012 04:25 AM

The clock looks great. Good choice as well on the tile, it suits the G&G style perfectly.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 03-26-2012 04:13 PM

Excellent clock and the tile insert is a nice touch. I have built a couple boxes with tile inlays, but hadn’t thought about using them for clocks. I am just now getting into clocks and have spent the last few weeks gathering the wood, clock parts and books with plans to get started in the next day or two.

-- If it won't fit get a BIGGER hammer.

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