Wedding Clock #2: Wedding Clock, The Start & Story

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Blog entry by kenn posted 04-22-2011 09:39 PM 1316 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sorry Lumberjocks, this was intended to be part one. I’ve got it straight from here on.

My eldest daughter is getting married! They got engaged Summer, 2010 and the wedding is planned for Sept. 17, 2011. I told them I’d like to make them something special as a wedding from my wife and me. This is what we all agreed would be a great gift. Photobucket
Never mind that I haven’t done anything in Arts & Crafts Style and that this is my reference, Bruce Johnson’s book on The Grove Park Inn’s furniture. I’m going to build it in Cherry (that’s what she wants, and after making that bed for my son out of tiger maple, cherry sounds great). First up is to study the plans. I had some blank spots and some questions so I sent an email to Bob Lang, Popular Woodworking’s expert on Arts & Crafts furniture. Within 12 hours, he answered my questions and had me on the right track! Here’s the details I worked out. Photobucket
Next, I wrote up a procedure list. I find that this really helps to mentally build a big project first. Photobucket
Next, I acquired the necessary parts like a hand hammered dial, the mechanism and the hardware I planned on using. Photobucket

That’s my cherry in the background. Now that I have my plan, next up is the woodworking part of this project! Thanks for following along with me.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#1 posted 04-22-2011 09:51 PM

Maybe one of you more experienced bloggers could help me figure out how to turn this into a series. Thanks!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#2 posted 04-22-2011 10:47 PM

Hey Kenn. I’m definitely interested to see more of this.

To do a series, I believe you must do it before you ‘post this entry.’ Above the subject text box is a drop down list titled ‘Series.’ By default it is selected as none. Click on the down arrow and select ’-start new series-’ a popup will come up for you to enter the title of the series. The rest is as you did for this blog entry. For future additions to the series, I believe you’ll just select the title of the series instead of ’-start new series-’ I hope that helps :)

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#3 posted 04-22-2011 11:23 PM

Well she will be thrilled with it. I can’t wait to see the journey of the build. And, nice stool it looks well used.

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#4 posted 04-23-2011 12:39 AM

A great project. Good luck. At least they didn’t request a crib!

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 04-23-2011 01:31 AM

This s going to make a beautiful gift. Ken!!

It probably not too soon to start looking for cradle plans, either. That way you’ll have a jump on the project when the time comes.


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

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#6 posted 04-23-2011 05:38 PM

Good idea for a wedding present, now if you want to be a glutton for punishment, just add an
elaborate weight and pendulum clock movement with chimes. (I have been successfully putting that
one off for a few years). That clock will be an everyday reminder of you and your love. Thank you
for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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