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Project by ScottM posted 02-20-2013 08:26 PM 1499 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this out of Walnut with a spray lacquer finish. The project was from a Woodsmith Shop episode. Both the clock and movement are very simple; just a battery operated quartz movement that was purchased online. I had been looking for a specific style of clock. There are so many to choose from but there was something about this one that appealed to me. Some of the small parts were challenging due to my limited tools but it was fun and I think it came out pretty well.





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49bill

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#1 posted 02-20-2013 08:41 PM

Great job on your mantel clock Scott. The clock face blends well with the walnut what type of finish did you use?
The clock has simple and clean lines. Wecome to Lumberjocks,and thank you for sharing.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#2 posted 02-20-2013 08:53 PM

Thanks.

I sprayed 2 coats of lacquer sanding sealer and buffed with 0000 steel wool between coats. Then sprayed 4 coats of semi-gloss lacquer with the 0000 between coats there also. The spray was out of an aerosol can that’s sold at Lowes. Deft is the brand, I believe.

That’s what I was looking for; something simple. There are so many designs and styles but they just weren’t what I was going for.

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#3 posted 02-20-2013 09:04 PM

Your clock caught my eye immediately but I was a bit disappointed when I went to check out your projects with anticipation and found only the one clock. Your work is really lovely, clean looking and well built. Hope to see more in the near future…

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#4 posted 02-20-2013 10:08 PM

I made the same clock a few years ago. My sister has it in her living room. One of the strangest problems was finding a drawer pull that looked right. Great job.

-- Stephen NYS

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#5 posted 02-21-2013 02:36 AM

ScottM – Handsome clock…great job!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 02-21-2013 02:47 AM

Perfect face choice for this style clock , IMO : )
Was all of the Walnut from the same board ?
I know that sometimes the finish or lighting can throw off the colors : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 02-21-2013 12:15 PM

Nice job Scott. I have built many of this style from the same plans and they are very popular ..

I like the face on yours, as I have been getting mine from Lee Valley and they are just a hair to big..IMHO.

Anyway, welcome to Lumberjocks.. looking forward to seeing many more of your posts.

Gator

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#8 posted 02-21-2013 01:26 PM

Beautiful clock and I like the style.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#9 posted 02-21-2013 03:08 PM

Dusty56,
The whole thing was made from 3 boards; 2 were 1/2” thick and 1 was 3/4”. All of it came out pretty even except the face frame around the glass. I noticed it was much darker as I was sanding. It worried me at first but all of it’s the same and it sort of comes out looking as though it’s a different species. So I stuck with it.

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#10 posted 02-21-2013 10:08 PM

I like the way the darker Walnut “frames” the dial : ) Thanks for the info !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 12-05-2013 11:13 AM

Nice job on the clock. I have to agree with Dusty on your wood selection for the face frame.. well done.
I have built lots of these as gifts, and they are fun to build and very well received.

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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