Tambour style mantle clock

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Project by Allhandmade posted 09-25-2012 08:05 PM 955 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 01:53 AM

Nice work. Just noticed your handle “Allhandmade”. Is it?
Very nice design. Nice history on the wood.

-- The greatest risk is not taking one...

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#2 posted 09-26-2012 11:51 AM

Yes it is all hand made. I have a table saw and recently purchased a planer so I could plane these boards.

Thanks for the comments.

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#3 posted 09-27-2012 01:29 AM

I really like your clock. You did a fantastic job and the black cherry has a really great grain pattern. I too get my clock parts from “Klockit”

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 09-27-2012 11:43 AM

Thank you for your comments. This is the first clock I have built, but probably not my last.

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#5 posted 09-27-2012 12:31 PM

Sweet Looking Clock. Christmas Present, do you need my addy>>>>>>

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

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