The August issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine is headed to the printers, and subscribers should be receiving their issue in the mailbox toward the end of June. I built the cover project, and had a lot of fun with it. It’s a mantel clock that stands around 19 inches high. My version of this piece is made from tiger maple and ebonized walnut, with ebony inlays on the tapered legs and mother-of pearl inlays on the face. The hands are also tiger maple.
We also shot a video of me building the project, and that too is about to leave our hands to make its way through the maze between us and our online store. Look for an announcement soon about pre-ordering this video. In the video, I work from start to finish on this great-looking project. It is easier to build than you might think at first glance, and I show you a few tricks that I had up my sleeve to keep the project moving along.
I wish that I could take credit for the design, but I can’t, this clock is actually a reproduction.Here’s a challenge for our sharp-eyed readers: the first person to correctly identify the designer of this clock, and the year it was originally made will win a free copy of the video when it is available.
Leave your answer (or your best guess) as a comment below.
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