Grandfather Clock

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Blog entry by Jeff posted 08-02-2014 04:07 PM 1988 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 08-02-2014 09:36 PM

Beautiful black Walnut clock, Jeff! And to think you did this at age 15. Man post some recent stuff! Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 08-05-2014 04:50 AM


Very ambitious and impressive project for a 15-year-old! . . . Or for a 51-year-old!


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