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Assemble and finish

Assemble and finish

1 Apply glue to the grooves in the body (A), and insert the wings (B). To hold the parts in position, use masking tape as a clamp. Next apply glue to the mortises in the base (C), insert the body and wing assembly (A/B) into the base, and clamp.

2 After the glue dries, apply a clear finish. (We sprayed on three coats of aerosol satin lacquer, sanding between coats with a 320-grit sanding sponge.)

3 Install the clock movement, put the clock on your desk, and enjoy watching time pass.

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Comments (7)
Phellis wrote:

Is it a coincidence that todays shop tip and the Desk Clock both appear in the Nov. 2008 issue?

8/1/2013 05:09:58 PM Report Abuse
dbb wrote:

photodave, This will be my first clock to make. Looking foward to the challenge, thank you

2/28/2013 12:01:12 PM Report Abuse
lowellsites57 wrote:

Good idea

11/1/2012 04:24:49 PM Report Abuse wrote:

I made this clock 2 years ago with lacewood and curly maple. It was great but I would like to see a better way to make the mortises.

10/11/2012 07:47:07 PM Report Abuse
Klockit wrote:

The clock insert shown is Klockit's #15267 - White Arabic Dial with Chrome Bezel ( There are many other styles also available on the webpage that will also work here.

10/11/2012 10:27:04 AM Report Abuse
leohall wrote:

I'm sorry, am I being dense or did I miss where to get the clock? I'd like to build a couple of these for some friends. Thanks, Leo

8/12/2012 02:36:31 PM Report Abuse
bphillippe1 wrote:

i phillippe cbreault love woodworking i did when i was young thats my dream to be the best woodworker thank you guys love phil breault you are number one in my book thank you

6/10/2012 10:06:50 PM Report Abuse

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