Arts & Crafts Buffalo Mantle Clock

  • Advertise with us
Project by FJPetruso posted 04-20-2013 01:07 AM 2086 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This project is my version of an Arts & Crafts Buffalo Mantle Clock.

The clock stands 9-1/4 inches high & is 13-1/4 inches long. I laminated three 3/4” thick pieces of quarter sawn oak for the body of the clock & used one piece of quarter sawn oak for the top “horns”. The cut out for the “feet” or hooves & the curves for the sides of the body was done with a bandsaw. A 3-1/8” hole was drilled extra deep with a forstner bit to allow the Woodcraft battery operated clock mechanism to be recessed into the body of the clock. The recess was made with a rabbeting bit & a router. The 1” hole through to the back of the body was done to allow the clock mechanism to be removed for changing the battery. A table saw was used to make the bevel on the under side of the front & ends of the 13-1/4” long top. Then the top was attached to the body with two #10 biscuits & glue. (I experimented a bit with the length of the top piece & found that the clock looked a bit squatty & more like a pear or pig than a buffalo with horns, with a shorter length top.)

The two parts were sanded prior to assembly & I used an oil based Colonial Maple stain to get that orangish look that old arts & crafts furniture have & used Honey Oak Danish Oil to tone the orange down a bit. I finished the project off with my own beeswax & linseed oil mix.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

1 comment so far

View Dusty56's profile


11822 posts in 3890 days

#1 posted 04-20-2013 05:48 AM

You’re right , the longer the horn ,the better !
Nice looking clock : )

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics