Mission Style Mantel Clocks A

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Project by rodneyh posted 03-26-2012 04:51 PM 9834 views 23 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A pair of mission style mantel clocks. Design is definitely influenced by some of TJ Cross’ work. Overall size is approximately 12” tall, 10.5” wide, and 4.5” deep, with M&T joinery. The tiles are from Motawi Tileworks. Made of QSWO. I’m starting to play around with ammonia fuming. The rose is fumed for 18 hrs, and the dragonfly is a standard stained finish. I’m making my own dials now. They are solid copper, which is etched, painted, heat treated (for color), and then sealed.

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 08:02 PM

The faces are so awesome : ) I thought that these were done by TJ before reading your post. Great job !!

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

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 09:41 PM

I do believe that’s the highest compliment possible. Thanks!!

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 09:47 PM

Great looking clocks, sweet looking wood

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 03-28-2012 03:04 AM

Excellent clocks! This is on my short list to do soon. I love your clock faces you made.

-- Travis, South Dakota

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#5 posted 03-28-2012 03:20 AM

They look really nice. TJ’s clocks are inspirational, and you have made some winners.

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#6 posted 04-15-2012 05:12 PM

Fantastic job!

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#7 posted 11-11-2012 06:49 AM

May I ask what thickness is the copper your are using for your dials. Beautiful work!!!

-- Thanks for looking! Steve B.

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#8 posted 01-24-2013 02:41 AM

These are awesome!

-- There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

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#9 posted 01-24-2013 05:34 AM

Try String Summit (nothing like a Grateful Dead concert). There’s a guy there every year with the same type of bird as yours – way cool.

The clocks – one is now with my mom in Mexico and the other with my son at college in Utah.

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