Mantel clock with a twist

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I've already made and posted a version in oak that I copied from Bruce (SplinterGroup), so this is another one out of cherry but with a new clock face (pun intended). My DIL asked for one as a christmas present and told me she wanted me to replace the number 12 with my logo.
Now on the hour a person can say "It's 3 o'clock on the nose" and be correct. 🤣 So, this is the result. The grain on the  top is very attractive to me, kind of like a sun rise. I need to get better at taking pictures so I don't have to delete the backgrounds.

I also changed the oak one's face if she likes the oak version better than the cherry one.

.................. John D....................

23 Comments

another nice clock john.  i agree about the grain. 

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Really neat clocks.  So you make you own clock faces?  
Clever! 👍

Is that a tile face, filled or TiO2 dust?

The logo is "cute", perfect for a family member.

Did you inlay the logo on the bottom? That is also a neat touch.
Well done!
Nice looking clocks     

Ron

Awesome! Nicely done.

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

i love it was it a kit GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

Good looking clock, John!

May you have the day you deserve!


Neat looking clock... love that logo.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Nice clock build. The custom face and the top are excellent features.
Scrappile
Really neat clocks.  So you make you own clock faces?  
Thanks, yes I’ve made a couple using gloss white enamel paint over cheap tiles and then I burned them using my laser. SplinterGroup/Bruce also did a blog on a different way to accomplish this using water a based method.

SplinterGroup
Clever! 👍
Thanks Bruce

Is that a tile face, filled or TiO2 dust?
Just a plain cheap tile with gloss white enamel paint. Your method is much smarter, but this works and I’ve yet to go get the materials to do it your way.

The logo is "cute", perfect for a family member.
It was her idea and I thought it was cute that she wanted it on there.

Did you inlay the logo on the bottom? That is also a neat touch.
Well done!
That happened because of a series of errors. First I didn’t drill the hole for my coin deep enough, so I guess I didn’t get the drill bit lined up perfectly when I went to drill deeper. I didn’t want to remake the piece so I morticed in a square to cover the damage. Then I didn’t like the way bottom and right side of the square was dark and the joints between the two woods was crisp and bright. So I put it back in the laser on 10 power and ran a few dotted lines that were barely visible in order to line the piece up so I could burn a thick dark line to cover the joints. It worked perfectly and if I didn’t tell you this long story, no one would have ever known. But pointing out my mistakes and how I get around them, might help someone in the future if they screw up as much as I do.🤪

987Ron
Nice looking clocks
Thank you Ron

RyanGi
Awesome! Nicely done.
Thanks Ryan

GR8HUNTER
i love it was it a kit GR8 JOB 😍😎👍
Thanks Tony. No, it wasn’t a kit. I bought the quartz mechanism from Rockler and made the tile myself with my laser.

BB1
Great gift!!
Thanks Barb, I appreciate it.

Birdseye49
Great looking clock!
Thank you, nice of you to say.

Dave Polaschek
Good looking clock, John!
May you have the day you deserve!
Thanks Dave much appreciated.

LIttleBlackDuck
Neat looking clock... love that logo.
Thanks Alex, it sure has been a hit with my family.

Steve Rasmussen
Nice clock build. The custom face and the top are excellent features.
Thanks Steve I appreciate your kind comments.



.................. John D....................

Very nice clocks...I prefer the cherry wood but the curved arch on the oak one seems to make it stand proud.
Is that a tile face, filled or TiO2 dust?
Just a plain cheap tile with gloss white enamel paint. Your method is much smarter, but this works and I’ve yet to go get the materials to do it your way.

Naw, the paint is fine, I often use Rustoleum 2x flat or gloss white which has a high TiO2 content. Only downside is the solvents/strippers needed to remove the un-lased paint.

What did you do for the finish on the cherry? Your logo on the bottom made me think that a neat way to do this would be to lase your logo, cover with good painters tape, lase the black border and remove the now-cut tape outside the logo area, then finish. You'd get the same as you have now with the finished wood outside. I really like the contrast!
Tom Regnier
Very nice clocks...I prefer the cherry wood but the curved arch on the oak one seems to make it stand proud.
Thank you Tom, I agree with you. I might try to remedy that with my bandsaw if I feel it will be safe enough.

.................. John D....................

SplinterGroup
What did you do for the finish on the cherry? Your logo on the bottom made me think that a neat way to do this would be to lase your logo, cover with good painters tape, lase the black border and remove the now-cut tape outside the logo area, then finish. You'd get the same as you have now with the finished wood outside. I really like the contrast!
I fumed the cherry and used danish oil before spraying some lacquer as a top coat.
You suggestion sounds like something to try. I know that the tape would prevent the cherry from darkening from fuming and the boarder around my logo would probably prevent the oil from bleeding onto the logo. Interesting thought, gives me an idea to try.

.................. John D....................

Nice clock, John. I sure like the face. It goes with the design perfectly!!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Really nice clocks John, that design is a keeper. I love the icon art, it makes it YOU. 
Amaizing! I like those squared  dovels.

...woodicted

Attractive design does it have a quartz movement?