DVD — “Build an Arts & Crafts Mantle Clock” is no longer available.
The project I recently completed, a reproduction of a C.F.A. Voysey mantel clock in alternate materials was one of the best times I’ve had in the shop in recent memory. For some twisted reason, I’m fond of making things on a small scale, and some of the details in the piece are a wee bit below the norm.
In the picture above I’m cutting out the hour hand. The finished hands are about 1/16″ thick, I had to temporarily glue a stack of three together to keep the tiger maple from cracking as I worked on them.
Here it is put together, ready to come apart again for finishing. The inlay on the face is mother-of-pearl and the dome and spire on top are more tiger maple. Tiger maple is very cool.
Here is the assembled clock, after ebonizing the walnut panels, top and feet. One coat of clear shellac has been sprayed on. The clock is the cover project for the August 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. I left Popular Woodworking in 2014 and this video is no longer available from my website.
You can build one of these and find out how much fun small details can be. It’s easier than you think.