Mantel Clock

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Project by Billp posted 12-28-2013 02:45 PM 1967 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A clock I copied from dakotawood he was very helpful, I made a few changes to mine. I made my own clock face out of copper and etched the numbers. This was a Christmas Gift for my daughter. I made two others I will post later. Sorry for the photo quality but I didn’t take pictures before giving them away. This photo was sent to me not the best quality.

-- Billp

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#1 posted 12-28-2013 02:54 PM

Very, very, nice. Looks like quarter sawn wood. A heirloom piece for sure.

Any construction photos to show the build?

Thanks for posting,

-- Mike

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#2 posted 12-28-2013 03:12 PM

Hell I forgot to take pictures of the finished clocks I made three of them. I had my daughter send this one to me.

-- Billp

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#3 posted 12-28-2013 03:21 PM

It’s a nice looking clock and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 12-28-2013 03:36 PM

Very nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 12-28-2013 03:49 PM

Beautiful! Matches the sideboard perfectly.

-- Adam - Red Hook, NY

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#6 posted 12-28-2013 03:57 PM

Hey BiliP,
That is sweet. And wow, you made your own clock face. Neat.

I like the insert in the front too.

A beautiful beautiful build.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 12-28-2013 06:07 PM

What a great clock. How did you etch the copper for the face?

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

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#8 posted 12-28-2013 11:06 PM

That is a beautiful mantel clock you’ve made! I love mantel clocks, especially A&C clocks, and I’m sure your daughter loves her’s as well!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 12-29-2013 12:17 AM

Wonderful little mantle clock. Where did you source the tile?

Thanks for sharing.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#10 posted 12-29-2013 01:20 AM

Beautiful clock—very nicely crafted.

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

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#11 posted 12-29-2013 02:26 AM

Hi Bill,

That is a very elegant looking clock!!! Did you also make the table that it is sitting on? The color and the quartered white oak look like a perfect match!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 12-29-2013 03:32 AM

Nice job Bill!! Looks awesome! Thanks for the reference. I’m jealous about the etched face. I wish I could’ve done this. I couldn’t find good enough info on the internet about this. I would love to learn though!! Congrats and Happy Holidays!!


-- Travis, South Dakota

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#13 posted 12-29-2013 03:34 AM

Absolutely beautiful clock. It seems that great minds run alike. I also did three mission style clocks for Christmas this year. I see that you live in Michigan. Have you had the chance to visit the Motowi factory in Ann Arbor? If you haven’t, you should go. Is quite an inspiration.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#14 posted 12-29-2013 04:03 AM

CanaboatJim no I haven’t been to thier factory but I will add it to my must do list. Where in Mi are you from? Thanks Dennis, I didn’t make the table but it sure matches’s how to etch copper. Make a laser copy on the darkest setting, tape on copper use a hot iron to transfer image take about 3 min lift up edge to see if it is stuck on . Once stuck on put in a pan a pour in etching liquid purchased from radio shack. Keep osclating the liquid back and forth. After 30-40min check to see if you can feel an edge with a tooth pick. When your happy rinse with clear water. Hope that helps BillP

-- Billp

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