Walnut Tallcase Clock #4: Walnut Tallcase Clock

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Blog entry by Charles Mullins posted 09-08-2008 04:32 PM 1186 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve done a little work on the clock hood Saturday, so here’s what I’ve got right now.

I made the arch moulding and installed them I also cut and glued on the goose neck mouldings. I was real happy with the left one since it mated up with the return moulding nearly perfectly but the right one had a small gap. I guess I’ll cut a small shim to close the gap rather than putting in putty. I hate it when that happens!

Here a close up of the rosettes, the one on the left is carved and the one on the right a blank. I don’t like the one on the left at all. I’ll have to carve something else or another.

Here’s a view with it on the saw table.

The hood is HEAVY! I might cut lightening holes to make it easier to handle.

Well, I gotta get to the shop, I have more mouldings to cut.

Charlie Mullins

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

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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 09-09-2008 01:00 AM

Looks like its going together nicely Charlie. I agree about the carving. Its a nice jog of carving, but I think its out place on the clock. looking forward to seeing it finished.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 09-09-2008 01:21 AM

Very beautiful, and ornate! I wouldn’t want to sand it…


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#3 posted 09-09-2008 03:05 AM

Gooseneck mouldings and carvings….you got it all going on!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#4 posted 09-09-2008 05:02 AM

Hi Charles

Your clock is looking great as always! Where do you buy your works? Can’t wait to see the finished piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Charles Mullins

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#5 posted 09-09-2008 06:06 PM

Thanks folks for the kind remarks. It really is a labor of love.

Brad, The sanding isn’t that bad since I sand it very well before I glue it togeather

Tom, I got these works off ebay but there are several places to get them depending on what you want. This one will have a Hermle 451 movement, but some others will fit fine. The best, probably, is a David Lindow movement. It has heavy plates and gears to last many hundreds of years with proper maintainance. It also has a heavy price!

Charlie Mullins

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

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#6 posted 09-10-2008 02:59 AM

Nice work there Charles. Can’t wait to see the end result.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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