Two years after I built the stool in the previous blog post I was taking 10th grade wood shop at Marietta High School. We had a full wood shop and an excellent teacher, Mr Spofford. He was serious about having his students build big projects. So, in 10th grade for High School shop class, I built a grandfather clock from plans. It took the entire school year to complete. The clock is built out of solid black walnut. The spindles and the molding are only thing I did not make. All credit goes to Mr. Spofford! I think, for that school year, his students built 5 grandfather clocks, a corner hutch and a roll top desk. Plus other pieces I can’t remember.
Here are a few pictures of the clock that sits in my living room today. Not bad for a 15 year old.
-- "...building is far more gratifying that consuming" - Chris Schwarz