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Mission Style Pendulum Clocks in Maple

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Project by rodneyh posted 820 days ago 2006 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Still on my clock making kick. I had some nice looking maple lying around, so I decided to turn it into 12 clocks. 4 of them are identical to my recently posted small oak clocks. The other 8 are small pendulum clocks – 4 are 12” tall, and 4 are 10” tall. On the 10” variety, I tried a couple different designs. A bit tricky fitting a pendulum in such a small body. Next time, I’ll change the design to simplify the back cover. It was far too time consuming, and I’m not that happy with the fit.

For the pendulum bobs, I covered the stock brass ones with a thin copper sheet, then heat treated to get the color I wanted. Not a great match to the dials, but much better than the brass.

Finish is a shellac seal coat, gel stain, and 2 coats of wipe on urethane. Maple is definitely trickier to finish than the oak I’ve been using.





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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 820 days ago

I like your clocks, very nice.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 819 days ago

This came out really nice, I agree on your maple comment. I use a lot of hard maple and it’s very dense so it does not take stain well. I started using water based stains they penetrate maple very well, and gel stains are my next go to for hard maple. Nicely done

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 818 days ago

What mechanism did you use? They look great, I want to do something similiar. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#4 posted 817 days ago

I’ve bought all of my clock parts from Ronell Clock Company. I’ve ordered from them 5 times now, and never had any issues. Quick shipping and very good pricing. They won’t supply a shipping quote online until they actually package the order, but they’ve always ended up reasonable. Top notch company (that should be giving me comissions by now:-)

http://ronellclock.com/US-Made-Takane-Thin-Mini-Movements-MTP-10.htm?productId=1008

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#5 posted 603 days ago

Very nicely done! I am searching for ideas and this one is really nice. Bravo!

-- Mike

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#6 posted 353 days ago

The clocks are awesome .. would you be willing to sell me a couple of those clock faces ??

Brad

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