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Project by Kneal posted 11-03-2008 04:58 PM 1251 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I retired in March this year after 47 years spent in the printing industry and at last have the time to be in my workshop doing what I love best. It took 5 weeks to complete, I tried doing the templates for the door and head curves by hand on the bandsaw but found there was just too much imperfection to sand out.
I eventually had all the templates cut professionally out of 16mm MDF by a local company using water jet cutting equipment.

Rail and style + bioscuits were used on all joints. Prior to this project I had only used the shaper with a straight fence but am now slowly learning to use a ring fence. Six pieces of solid Kiaat were used they were each on avg 2.600mm x 220mm x 40mm. The final thickness of most wood used was 26mm.

I have only recently got onto internet with an ADSL line and this is the first posting that I have attempted, if anything is not right please advise. One has to start someware.

Kneal

-- I am knotty old and grainy.





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woodworm

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#1 posted 11-03-2008 06:14 PM

This is an excellent work. Very beautiful Grandfather clock.

Thanks for the post.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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lew

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#2 posted 11-03-2008 06:34 PM

Gorgeous clock!

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

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#3 posted 11-03-2008 09:04 PM

Beautiful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-03-2008 10:20 PM

That is a great looking clock!

-- Regards, Norm

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#5 posted 11-03-2008 11:57 PM

Beautiful clock!!! Great job! Thanks for posting.

-- Rick

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Zuki

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#6 posted 11-04-2008 12:09 AM

Nice clock.

Hmmmmm . . . what is that 3rd picture?

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Kneal

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#7 posted 11-04-2008 07:45 AM

Hi Zuki
The 3rd picture is just a close up of the profile running down the front and side of clock.

Kneal

-- I am knotty old and grainy.

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gblock66

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#8 posted 07-07-2010 06:09 AM

This is just beautiful. . .Just enough detail. . . .great job, Was this a set of plans. . .or your own design ????

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#9 posted 07-07-2010 06:23 AM

This is a tremendios grand father clock so well done.

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Kneal

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#10 posted 07-07-2010 06:34 AM

Hi gblock, I saw a picture in a magazine and drew it to full scale ( Top head portion only ) in thick cardboard. when happy with look had templates cut for spindle moulder. Happy to mail you some construct pictures and a full cutting list if required.
Kneal

-- I am knotty old and grainy.

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