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Project – Mantelpiece Clock

Veneered Mantelpiece Clock

(Suitable for beginners!)

Mantel piece clock-100This is a Classic Mantelpiece Clock crafted from stunning Tasmanian timbers.

Clients have a choice of materials and clock mechanisms. Available in solid timber or veneers. Timbers include Huon pine, Myrtle, Sassafras, Eucalypt, and Tasmanian Blackwood. Clock dials are available in roman numerals or Arabic with brass ferrules. The clocks are complete with rubber buffer pins and finished with a furniture grade lacquer. The tutor will craft a mantelpiece clock and carefully demonstrate each step of construction.

Participants will learn to:

  1. Cut and flatten decorative veneer
  2. Fasten veneers to plywood
  3. Shape and create the classical timber arch
  4. Glue and fasten body of the clock
  5. Router, sand drill hole and fit clock mechanism
  6. Construct base
  7. Fasten base to body of clock
  8. Detail sand and spray clear lacquer
  9. Fasten rubber buffer pins

Cost of the Materials: $40