Walnut Tallcase Clock #3: Walnut Tall case Clock

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Blog entry by Charles Mullins posted 09-05-2008 07:33 PM 1281 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well it’s been a good while since I worked on the clock case but I’m back on it now. Other projects got in the way.

I started by making the pediment board and shaping it for the goose necks. I also decided to make the sides protrude up above the return mouldings (saw a picture of a walnut clock with it that way—I think it adds some sophistication).

Here it is with the side return mouldings on it. (Dry walnut looks ugly in photos, doesn’t it? It’s the flash I think.) You can see where I goofed and had to put blocks on the top sides of the pediment board.

I mitered the corners since I didn’t want dovetails to show. I used biscuits in the miters.

Here with the Goose Necks clamped on it for visual effect.

After all is finished to my satisfaction I’ll attach the assembly to the hood.

I mentioned carving on the last post but I have decided to use fret work on the front below the goose neck mouldings and above the arch molding.

That’s all for now, gotta get to the shop and do some more work.

Charles Mullins

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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#1 posted 09-05-2008 07:40 PM

beautiful job.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#2 posted 09-05-2008 07:42 PM


I’m loving it so far. That kinda looks like walnut, is that right? Keep us posted!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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Charles Mullins

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#3 posted 09-05-2008 10:08 PM

Yes, it’s walnut.

Thanks Jean Marc and Texasgaloot.

I’ve got lots of moulding to make to finish it. I love it.

Charles Mullins

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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#4 posted 09-05-2008 10:12 PM

Beautiful charles this is not easy to do all the more reason to apply worthwhile and well deserved praISE God Bless and ecxuse typoingAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 09-06-2008 12:56 AM

Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the whole finished piece!


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Don Newton

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#6 posted 09-06-2008 02:18 AM

Nice gooseneck mouldings! A job to be proud of. Show us more…...

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 09-06-2008 03:20 AM

Sweet, Nice Blog. Thank you.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 09-06-2008 07:02 AM

Hi Charles

I see the master is going to have another beautiful piece for us to admire. Looking forward to the finished product.
Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 09-06-2008 01:42 PM


Looks like things are moving along quite well on the clock. Can’t wait to see more! Keep up the great work.

-- Chuck Bender, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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#10 posted 09-06-2008 04:28 PM

This is beautiful. I think that your unfinished walnut looks exactly like…unfinished walnut. never a real predicter of the final appearence. looking forward to following your progress no mater how long. A quick note for Scott re his comment in #2. BUY A GOAT.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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