Classic Mantel Clock

This classic clock is a chance to give your skills a workout and use a few of those leftover pieces of wood you’ve been hanging on to.

The art of making clocks was once limited to a very small group of highly specialized artisans. Cutting and assembling intricate gears and movements from exotic woods and metals was an activity left to only the most experienced craftsmen. Fortunately, woodworkers today have some significant advantages. We can order clockworks, hands, and faces in dozens of different styles. This clock is an excellent example. Its inexpensive quartz movement is far more accurate than most of its antique predecessors and far easier to install. We include details on where to find a movement you like and all the supplies you’ll need. But the best thing about making a clock is that it gives you a chance to work on small details. I find that this type of project is a great way to hone your woodworking skills.



What You Get:

  • 6 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • More than 20 full-color photos and illustrations
  • Shop-tested tips and techniques
  • Materials list and cutting diagram
  • Retail sources for project supplies

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