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We are excited to introduce this exclusive sneak peek of our upcoming Lyre wall clock kit. Since the introduction of the Mora Floor Clock and the gratifying customer response to its woodworking plan, we wanted to explore a similar style lyre wall clock concept as a ready-to-assemble clock kit product.
Because of the need to utilize bendable plywood between the front and back case frames, we decided to make a pre-manufacture clock case mockup to test and verify that our clock configuration was feasible.
Understanding the focus and intent of the mockup pictured above, rest assured the actual finished clock case design will have styling upgrades, to include: 1. refined front/back case frame and front lower/upper door styling. 2 Gracefully arched front case trim rather than the flat front trim on the mockup. 3. A crown finial treatment at the top of the clock 4. Stacked bottom pediment that has a gentle return from top to bottom to accentuate the overall symmetry of the clock case.
The lower fixed pendulum door will have a glass insert panel, as will the hinged to dial door to provide easy accessibility to the clock hands.
The completed clock case will measure 35″ height x 11″ width x 5-1/4″ depth. The clock will come with a quartz chiming pendulum clock movement and a Roman Numeral clock dial. Although subject to change, we plan to produce this clock kit in Cherry wood.
This beautiful wall clock design is moving forward with meticulous care to ensure it will be fun to build and finish, but also that it’s a clock our customers will be extremely proud to display in their own homes or to give as a treasured gift to loved ones.
This new wooden clock making kit will be suitable for the intermediate to experienced woodworker. It will provide a reasonable degree of difficulty of assembly along with a real sense of satisfaction and pride in completing the kit project.
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John spent the better part of the 28 years he was employed by Klockit, designing hundreds of clock and furniture kits and plans and has continued with product design since his retirement in 2008. John’s love of clocks, his passion for creating furniture for his own home as well as for family, and his great appreciation for the beautiful finished pieces Klockit customers make from our kits and plans inspire him to continue to create still more new clock and furniture designs.