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.
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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
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.