Cherry Pendulum Mantle Clock with Motawi Tile

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Project by Vincent Nocito posted 01-11-2014 07:54 PM 1064 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cherry mantle clock is based on a design from Wood magazine (October 2012). The original design was in maple with butterfly (bowtie) inlays. I decided in incorporate a 4” x 4” Motawi tile (tile name is carrot) instead. The style is somewhere between Shaker and Arts & Crafts. To accommodate the tile, I adjusted the clock dimensions. The clock is 12.5” w x 14.5” h x 4.5” d. The construction is stub tenons and grooves (photo 2). The back opens to access the clock movement and pendulum (photo 3 & 4). The clock was finished with Watco cherry danish oil, 3 coats of satin Arm-R-Seal and finally clear Briwax.

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#1 posted 01-11-2014 08:14 PM

Nice job. I want to make some more clocks. I have only ever made two.

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#2 posted 01-11-2014 10:05 PM

Very nice clock, and looks great.

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

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#3 posted 01-11-2014 10:11 PM

Very nice project,Vince. I especially like your choice of tile.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#4 posted 01-11-2014 10:21 PM


Check my version of the clock.

I thought it was cool too.

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA

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#5 posted 01-12-2014 12:43 AM

Another great looking project. I really like the Motawi tiles.

-- Art

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#6 posted 01-12-2014 04:22 AM

Nice project. I like it.

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#7 posted 01-12-2014 04:20 PM

Nicely done! Now I have to go find my issue.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#8 posted 01-12-2014 06:47 PM

You did a real nice job on this clock.

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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#9 posted 01-13-2014 11:14 PM

Great looking clock! I really like the Motawi tile (though it looks more like a rabbit than a carrot…. :) )

-- Dean

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#10 posted 01-15-2014 05:17 PM

Looks great, like the design and cherry. It highlights the cool tile. Great job!

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