Buffalo Mantle Clock

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Project by Alongiron posted 07-04-2012 03:46 PM 2548 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of an old fashion Buffalo Mantle Clock. It is made out of QSWO with the dial being 4” and the top measuring 4” x 14”. I finished it with a coat of Dark Walnut oil and 2 coats of shellac sanding down to 1000 grit and a nice coat of wax. I am sure that the Bride and Groom will be very happy with their new clock!

If anyone can tell me why it is called a Buffalo Clock, please let me know because I do not have a clue! Thanks

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#1 posted 07-04-2012 03:54 PM

Great job a very cool design and a super build.

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#2 posted 07-04-2012 04:06 PM

Never hear of a Buffalo Clock before Steve. You did a great job, as usual though.

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#3 posted 07-04-2012 04:06 PM

Very interesting nice looking project. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 07-04-2012 04:22 PM

Very nice! Where’d you get the time piece for it? I may have to make one of these.

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#5 posted 07-04-2012 04:58 PM

Also a new term for me, but you did a great job on it.
Where did the face and hands come from ? They really add some age to the piece : )

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#6 posted 07-04-2012 05:16 PM

Hey guys. The clock face is from and the clockworks and hands are from I found a picture of this clock in an old craftsman magazine and all it said was an antique buffalo clock from the early 19 hundred’s. so I am still searching to see for that name comes from

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#7 posted 07-04-2012 05:42 PM

Very nice clock and outstanding finish.

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#8 posted 07-04-2012 05:51 PM

Thanks for the info and keep up the nice work : )

this guy has made several “buffalo” style clocks and perhaps you might give him a call to find out how the name originated : )

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#9 posted 07-04-2012 07:57 PM

Neat clock!!...............jim

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#10 posted 07-04-2012 08:00 PM

Nice looking clock

That design could be used on so many

different woods


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#11 posted 07-04-2012 09:52 PM

It’s a great clock; I’m sure the newlyweds will love it.

Thanks for the link to—I love the Arts and Crafts ones. How did you attach the face?

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#12 posted 07-05-2012 11:54 AM

Frank Lloyd Wright?

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#13 posted 07-07-2012 06:46 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks for Posting!


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