Finished my latest projects -- a set of Mission Style Clocks in Cherry
and a Country Style Mantle Clock in Red Oak.
The clock is similar to a country clock (pg. 88) in "(The Complete Guide
to) Making Wooden Clocks" by John Nelson. It has been re-proportioned
and changed to a better style of joinery (IMO). (No butt joints nails or
screws now -- just a bit of glue and a couple of decorative nails in the
back.) Also added a rear door so it has a compartment, and a "secret
compartment" under the drawer.
For the mission style? Exactly -- the store has someone who does stained
glass shades and windows -- but it _really_ drives up the price --
outside the range of their customers... So cloth for now... But I will
do another set for myself -- and maybe I will buy the shades.
Hmmm -- I can get angular clock faces -- interesting thought...
When I do the mission style clock maybe an trapezoidal clock face and
lightly smoked glass for the "viewport".
I can't imagine it being too crazy if you were to acquire the ability
yourself. Simple does it. 2 - 3 colours. Maybe just one.
Not quite in this form, but in that direction. I think that would blend
well with mission stuff.
From Gustav Stickley's 1910 catalogue
#604 tea table $4.75
#369 Morris recliner chair $37
#625 electric lamp, fumed oak and copper, with copper fretwork and opal
glass shade $40
#625 lamp, with shade of Japanese wicker $20
So we see that the electric light fittings are not only _very_
expensive, but also that glasswork has always been an expensive part of
I'm not a glassworker, but I do work with one (often on Stickley style
work). We have no end of trouble with pricing if there's glass involved
- the amount of hand work involved puts the costs up, but trying to find
customers who will accept this in th efinal price is quite another
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