Arts & Crafts inspired clocks

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Project by Willie Wolf posted 202 days ago 1081 views 17 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 202 days ago

I’m probably more Queen Anne than Arts and Crafts, but I really like your clocks.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 202 days ago

Very nice. The clock faces are outstanding and really “make” the clocks.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 202 days ago

Well designed and built.

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#4 posted 202 days ago

super looking clock. It is a great design, I especially like the oak one.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 202 days ago

Those are some great looking mantel clocks! Very elegant! The copper faces really are exceptional and are a very elegant detail.

-- Dean

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#6 posted 202 days ago

Very nicely crafted with great, subtle details!

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

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#7 posted 202 days ago

Wow I love this design and build,beautiful.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 202 days ago

Boy, for only a 3 degree angle, it sure gives a nice visual taper. I especially like your darker finishes.
Well done.

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

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#9 posted 202 days ago

Very beautiful ,I love your clocks

-- Billp

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#10 posted 201 days ago

Wonderful work. Very clean and classy.

-- "Out of the darkness back into the darkness- affairs of the cat."

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#11 posted 201 days ago

Nice design the proportions are great! The clock face really puts these over the top – Fanstastic!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 201 days ago

very nice, wonderful work!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#13 posted 200 days ago

Dude I love this design, and I love clocks.

Thanks for sharing these.

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

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