|Project by Justin Gordon||posted 11-12-2014 03:20 PM||2028 views||8 times favorited||33 comments|
This is a Grandfather clock crown commission for a clock missing its crown. With nothing to copy directly, the design is a combination of crown elements from other clocks of a similar style. It’s 31 inches from tip to tip and about 30 inches high. It’s made from black walnut with an oak burl veneer overlay. The backboard is two pieces glued up at a 45 degree angle. The center drapery and bust piece hides the glue seam. The center piece is two pieces (drapes and bust) plus the two veneer pieces on each side. It had to be retrofit over the two scrols on both sides of center. The two leaf buttons on the ends are also an add-ons. The two narrow strips are the side rails for behind the crown and the side view of the crown. My bid estimate was for about 60 hours. Unfortunately it took 222 hours to complete. So much for my estimating abilities. What a shmuck. But it came out nice and well worth the mess with my work schedule and lost wage. One of the nicest things I’ve done in my 40 years of carving. Maybe one day I’ll get the estimating thing right.