|Project by Willie Wolf||posted 12-31-2013 06:40 PM||1737 views||18 times favorited||13 comments|
I love the Arts & Crafts furniture. I was inspired by a Roycroft bookshelf when I design this mantel clock.
It was my project for the College of the Redwoods, Fine Woodworking project class.
The first clocks were made from quarter sawn white oak.
The challenge in making these clocks was the fact that there are no 90 degree angles. Everything is 3 degrees off. It required a multitude of jigs.
The clock case is constructed with three through tenons on the bottom. Th top is attached with dowels.
The clock face is solid copper that is acid etched. There are two clock face designs.
Although the intention was to only use fumed quarter sawn white oak, I produced clocks with a combination of solid and contrasting woods: birds eye maple and walnut burl, cherry, walnut, quilted western maple and redwood burl.
I also made a small wall clock with an A & C flair.
-- Willie, Ashland, Oregon