|Project by Bison204||posted 11-21-2012 05:20 AM||998 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
When I got into woodworking, I promised my parents I would make them a mantle clock. Here is the finished product. This clock was mostly made with hand tools, and is made of cherry. Here it is on the mantle.
I would change many things about the next clock, if I were to build another, but as a 3rd woodworking project, I’m quite content with the results. The plan was designed by myself as I couldn’t find any plans online for a tambour style mantle clock. I drew it out using french curves, and kept tweaking it until I was satisfied with the shape. The most difficult part was ensuring that the front and back contour were identical. This was done before I knew what a router and flush trim bit was… Oh the things you learn.
The finish is dark mahogany brown anoline dye, with numerous layers of tung oil.