My first Christmas present is complete. It is a Tambour style mantle clock made from Pennsylvanian Black Cherry. This clock is going to stay in the family and is made from a tree that was cut down last year in the back yard of my wife’s childhood home. I had the logs resawn, then air dried for about 3-months, then solar kiln dried for about 6-weeks by a local sawyer. Overall dimensions are 25” wide, 11” high and 5” deep. The clock face is approximately 7” in diameter. I am including one photo that shows all the different jigs and templates I had to make, but they proved to be invaluable. I finished it with about 5 light coats of salad bowl oil, admittedly an unusual choice, but I like the look and feel of it for this type of piece.
The movement is a Hermle 8-day movement that I bought from Klockit in Lake Geneva, WI. and it comes with three different musical chimes and a silent setting. It really sounds beautiful when it chimes.