Walnut Tallcase Clock #8: Walnut Tallcase Clock

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Blog entry by Charles Mullins posted 11-15-2008 08:40 PM 1156 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well Folks,

I’m going to make this the final posting on this project. It has some minor things to be done but I’ll just call it complete.

If you are wondering what has to be done is for me to practice my calligraphy writing for a few days then sign the clock face, add a border under the arch and seal it.

Where it’s setting now is only temporary so I’ll not bother leveling it precisely, it’s leaning forward some now.

My wife has done a good job painting the face and after some more practice she is going to offer her services to other clock builders. I think she will do well.

Here s a picture of the whole clock.

Here’s a close up of the hood and face.

This has been an enjoyable project and I appreciate all the great comments from other Lumberjocks that have provided a lot of encouragement.

Now if I had some real good cherry and another face from the wife————-

Thanks again!

CharlieM (the OTHER CharlieM)

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

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 11-15-2008 11:39 PM


This turned out to be a beautiful project. It is heirloom quality that will be passed down for generations. I have been following this one all along and the end result is well worth the effort and time that you and your wife have put into the project. Simply put this is a piece that any of us would love to have in our homes.

Thanks for the post. This has been an enjoyable series.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 11-16-2008 01:07 AM


Thanks for the journey and the beautiful destination!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Les Hastings

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#3 posted 11-16-2008 05:22 AM

Fantastic job Charlie! I enjoyed following along.

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

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Charles Mullins

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#4 posted 11-17-2008 09:05 PM

Thanks guys!

I enjoyed doing it and I’m now planning on another project—an entertainment center for one of the son-in-laws with all the perephial equipment..

It’s narrow so I can’t get carried away with the design. It sets between two windows only 57 inches apart, enough room but somewhat restrictive, but that’s for another blog.

Thanks again for the kind words.

CharlieM (the other CharlieM) 8^)

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

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#5 posted 10-18-2011 04:51 PM

Beautiful work, Charlie.

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