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Shaker Wall or Mantel Clock

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Project by Max posted 03-20-2007 11:49 PM 2608 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a clock that I adapted from a picture that I had seen in a woodworking magazine. (can’t remember which one now). Anyway I had the dial already so had to work around that. It is constructed from an old pallet that I discovered was made of maple. You can see some of the blackened nail holes and stains in the maple. It is approximately 23” tall and 9 1/2” wide. It has a door, constructed with mortise and tennon joinery with glass panels. It opens on the front and as you can see has a removable back. Again nothing fancy just simple lines….

All of my other clocks are of the Mission, Arts and Crafts style, again simple lines. I like that style…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 03-21-2007 12:00 AM

awesome!
Love it when it is reclaimed wood.
Isn’t this beautiful!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Paul

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#2 posted 03-21-2007 12:41 AM

I second Debbie’s comments. I love reclaimed wood projects that look so great!

-- Paul, Texas

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Diane

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#3 posted 03-21-2007 01:17 AM

I love it, the thing I love most about it is how thin the width is, it makes it look like it could fit anywhere and looks so clean with the simplicity to it. I love that you reclaimed the wood too.

Diane

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 03-21-2007 03:34 AM

It’s not Oak! I love your simple styling. It looks good on Maple.

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Karson

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#5 posted 03-21-2007 03:55 AM

Very nice clock.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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BassBully

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#6 posted 03-21-2007 04:53 AM

Max,

Just curious but did you run the wood through the planer and if so, did you encounter any hidden nails?

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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Max

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#7 posted 03-21-2007 06:03 AM

BassBully,
Yes I did run the wood through a planer. I cleaned it first with a wire brush and I have a metal detector wand for checking stock for nails and metal so if any is found I can get rid of it before planing.

Thank you all for the compliments, and Dennis your right it isn’t oak How did that happen?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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DrSawdust

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#8 posted 03-21-2007 03:27 PM

Max, this is impressive work. I have an old pallet sitting out back just waiting for me. You have inspired me to get busy. Thanks.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 03-21-2007 03:32 PM

Simple, yet elegant, and from an old pallet yet! That qualifies as a “gloat” in my book.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Matt

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#10 posted 03-21-2007 03:37 PM

Absolutely beautiful! The straight lines and simple look to the design puts more emphasis on the craftsmanship and stock. You did a great job on this project. I loves me the Shaker style and Arts and Crafts and….

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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oscorner

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#11 posted 03-22-2007 01:47 PM

That’s one of the best looking pallets I’ve ever seen. Real nice.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Lou

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#12 posted 03-28-2007 02:10 AM

thanks!!!, by the way, NICE clock!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (lucius-hill@comcast.net)

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Karson

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#13 posted 03-28-2007 05:26 AM

Somewhere on one of these blogs someone mentioned looking for pallets from equipment that is imported.

I went to a suzuki dealer for their quad riders and the pallets looked like junk pine. Lightweight and beat up.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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oscorner

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#14 posted 03-28-2007 05:35 AM

My SuperShop’s crate had some pretty sad plywood. It was almost like paper glued together. The other wood was trash wood at best. I used it to make my scrap bin, which can be seen(somewhat) in my shop pics.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#15 posted 04-21-2008 06:54 AM

I worked in lumber yards for 20 years and have salvaged more beautiful pallet wood than you can imagine. Cherry , Oak , Black Walnut , Birch ,all types of Maple , Mahogany….....etc.. We used to have such an over supply of pallets at times , that they would bring in a huge chipper and shred the pallets right on the site. Such a waste , but they said it was a fire hazard. I also have received a lot of “waste” woods / cutoffs from local cabinet shops /mills that are happy not to have to pay someone to haul it away….. of course not all of them “give” it away , but I always come out ahead of the game and love to recycle wood whenever possible.
Great clock , by the way !!! sorry for rambling :)

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

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