Voysey Mantle Clock-Popular Woodworking August 2013

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Project by BobLang posted 06-23-2013 10:31 PM 2183 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are additional pictures of the clock I made for the cover of the August 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. The finished clock stands around 19 inches high and is made of tiger maple, ebonized black walnut, ebony and mother-of pearl. There are more images of the finished clock, and images of the clock in progress on my website. The design is by C.F.A. Voysey from 1895.

-- Bob Lang,

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#1 posted 06-23-2013 11:35 PM

Bob, the details on this clock are exquisite and the maple is a real eye catcher. I will put this on my “someday when I am good enough” list. Thanks for posting.

-- Art

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#2 posted 06-23-2013 11:40 PM

Very cool and wonderful clock.

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#3 posted 06-24-2013 12:19 AM

nice clock and I loved the info on ebonizing the wood too very well done

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#4 posted 06-24-2013 01:29 AM

Beautiful work!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 06-24-2013 01:47 AM

Nice, just got that issue last week. Looks great.

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#7 posted 06-24-2013 03:25 AM

Amazing work. Funny to think that’s an 1895 design, it almost looks like 1930s Art Deco style to me.

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#8 posted 06-24-2013 04:51 AM

I love clocks ! Added this to my favorites : )

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

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#9 posted 06-24-2013 06:43 AM

Easy on the eyes. I like the design and wood colors, the maple is my favorite. Art Deco does appear to me as well. The 1895 designer Voysey was instrumental in initiating the birth of the design craze decades later as life goes for most artists.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#10 posted 06-24-2013 12:06 PM

Looks great Bob, I just read the article, beautiful execution of a timeless design.

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#11 posted 06-24-2013 02:16 PM

beautiful clock. I’m looking forward to reading the article.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 06-24-2013 03:36 PM

P.S. Thanks for posting—it reminded me to order your book at

Which I just did and for which the discount expires at the end of this month—Heads up everybody!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#13 posted 06-24-2013 06:09 PM

Well put together Bob, but points against you for just copying a project I saw on the cover of the recent Pop Wood issue… oh wait! Hehe

Really nice. Both the walnut ebonizing and the inlay were the most interesting parts of this project for me. That maple is amazing. Thanks for posting this at LJs, and participating in this community.

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#14 posted 06-24-2013 06:58 PM

Beautiful work, I love the design, wood choice, the whole package.. I love clocks

Thanks for sharing,

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

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#15 posted 06-24-2013 08:48 PM

Hi Bob. I too just received the magazine (Saturday). My first instinct when I saw the post was: “No way someone has already made that clock!” Little did I know it was the writer of the article. It’s a magnificent piece. Well done and as others have said, thank you for sharing it with the LJ community.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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