Mission Style Mantel Clocks - B

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Another pair of mission style mantel clocks. Design is again influenced by some of TJ Cross’ work. Overall size is approximately 16” tall, 12.5” wide, and 5.5” deep, with M&T joinery. The tiles are from Motawi Tileworks. Made of QSWO. I’m starting to play around with ammonia fuming. The Frank Loyd Wright is fumed for 2 hrs, and the peacock feather is a standard stained finish. The shorter fuming times are turning out really nice. 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 06:27 PM

Beautifully done. Nice work!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 03-27-2012 01:49 AM

Great looking clocks ,well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 12:16 PM

Very nice clocks. I’d really like to know how you make the faces? How about a blog?

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 12:59 PM

Very nice. I second the blog request!

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#5 posted 03-27-2012 03:38 PM

Sorry, but I can’t say too much about the dial making process. I’m exploring some business opportunities doing custom etching, and my clock dials get to the heart of that. Here’s a few details that I can share. I Etch in sodium persulphate (got mine at Fry’s) and distilled water at elevated temp (try about 60C). For paint, I’m currently using an artists acrylic paint that I brush. For sealing, I’m currently using a clear spray on acrylic, but that seems to change with every batch. I can’t discuss the resist application process, but I’ll try to answer other questions you have.

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#6 posted 03-29-2012 09:22 AM

Your clocks are gorgeous.. I see you have quite a love of the arts and crafts style… me too. In fact, I had already favorited a bunch of your items separately, not knowing that you had done them all, heh.

Thanks for doing the study of the fuming issues and explaining how you got such a good finish. Really excellent work, I love pretty much all your projects!


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#7 posted 04-03-2012 02:45 AM

This is my next project. Nice job with these clocks!!

-- Travis, South Dakota

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#8 posted 04-21-2012 01:41 PM

Beautiful clocks. Can I ask what movement you chose for these clocks? I’m looking to build a couple for gifts and am having trouble deciding on which movement to buy. THanks, PHil

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#9 posted 04-22-2012 05:08 PM

PHil – I’ve been getting all of my clock parts (except dial and pendulums, which I make myself) from Ronell Clock Company. They’re prices are great, and they ship quickly and well packed. This is the movement for these clocks, and I’ve used a couple others as well with no issues. There shipping is reasonable, but if you’re only buying a couple, you’ll be cheaper picking up local.

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#10 posted 11-11-2012 06:53 AM


-- Thanks for looking! Steve B.

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