Tall Buffalo Clock

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Project by Alongiron posted 08-17-2012 02:42 PM 1247 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of a Tall Buffalo Clock. Buffalo Clocks got their names because of the rounded shape and the wide tops. I made mine out of some knotty red oak, finished with dark walnut oil and 3 coats of clear shellac sanding with 1000 grit between coats. I made a simple round rabbeted door on the back that is slightly out of round so that when you turn it in the perfectly round opening on the clock back it locks itself. I hope you enjoy it.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#1 posted 08-17-2012 03:27 PM

Very nice.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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Tom Godfrey

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#3 posted 08-17-2012 04:07 PM

Like that. Been trying to decide what style of clock I want to make for my little lady. For some reason she has to know what time it is almost all day long. Going to make clocks where no matter where she is at home she will be able to see a clock.
This is a simple clock yet has class. I really like this one

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#4 posted 08-17-2012 05:40 PM

Beautifully done. and really nice finish.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#5 posted 08-17-2012 06:25 PM

Thanks for the comments.

1000 grit sandpaper is the best. I get an old fashion finish with a ultra smooth surface.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#6 posted 08-17-2012 10:17 PM

Neat clock!!!! I have never seen one like it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 08-17-2012 10:29 PM

Nicely done on the clock. The top really sets it off.


-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#8 posted 08-18-2012 01:23 AM

nice looking clock. I like you choice of wood.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 08-18-2012 11:33 AM

Very interesting, nicely done and beautiful wood. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 08-19-2012 12:32 AM

Unique looking clock, I have never seen one like this before… Nice….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#11 posted 08-19-2012 02:15 PM

+1 to Tom…elegant and simple. Yup,,,it’s an heirloom

-- Tim Harrelson

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#12 posted 07-14-2015 05:59 AM

Lovely clock, and a new idea for me. Buffalo Clock. Your own term for it? You’ve wrinkled my brain.

Ships are safe in harbor. But that’s not what ships are for.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 07-14-2015 01:11 PM

It’s very unique and has a certain character. I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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