Oak Clock

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Project by DonB posted 05-22-2013 12:43 PM 1183 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small oak desk clock. Top is 1” solid oak that stands 6” mounted on a 3/4” oak base. Fairly routine construction except when I dry fit the star burst clock face on the oak, I could not put the clock stem nut on the clock insert because the center of the star burst was sufficient for the stem only. I counter sunk sufficient space for the washers and the nut to fit on the stem with room for the star burst without hitting the nut. Picture 2 shows the hole for the retainer nut. Eight sides with 6 of them end grains. The stain (English Chestnut) came out fairly even considering 4 different grains on the ends of the clock face. Granddaughter picked the style and the stain since it will be her clock. This is the sixth clock, all of them different either in style or type of wood. Five of the six are presents. The mantel oak clock is my wife’s clock. The oak is from oak stair boards 1” step and 3/4” kick board. Finish is shellac. I used a pattern bit on a MDF pattern so the clock face would have even sides. Amazing how the camera alters the view and makes the angles off alittle.

-- DonB

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#1 posted 05-28-2013 01:25 AM

That’s cute

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 05-28-2013 04:06 AM

Simple, elegant, cute and functional! Good work, thanks for sharing.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 05-28-2013 01:32 PM

Like the shape and finish. Simple design but looks good.

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#4 posted 05-28-2013 06:50 PM

Simple and functional, I love clocks

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 02-06-2016 05:23 AM

I love the design. Nice work!

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