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Project by Charles Maxwell posted 11-26-2008 11:00 PM 5322 views 15 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished this clock which was commissioned by a Timber Frame Company in Tennessee. It’s constructed with Sapele hardwood and Holly details. This clock will sit on the company boardroom table for clients to see and future clients will be given an option to include a clock such as this in their timber frame home designs. Lots of design alterations can be made to this basic design while keeping the timber frame flavor! Update: I reworked this project. I added a lower section of legs and changed the escape wheel and pendulum (now 40”). I was not happy with the old escape wheel. It was too heavy and required excessive weight to drive it, hence, the new standing design to accommodate the 40” pendulum. More pics and video of this clock are on my website: www.hardwoodclocks.com

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com





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Kerux

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#1 posted 11-26-2008 11:13 PM

Oh my…. absolutely terrific piece!!!! You seem to have a little bit of every type of woodworking in there… great day that is sooooooo nice.

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 11-26-2008 11:17 PM

OOOHH! so much crafted wood. You are the MAN! Fantastic! You can even play with it! Lots of nice dusting places so you have an excuse to touch it.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Karson

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#3 posted 11-26-2008 11:31 PM

Great looking clock. I hope that you get lots of commisions from it being in the boardroom.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 11-27-2008 12:26 AM

That’s a real thing of beauty, Max! I can’t imagine making all those parts.

Now are you going to set it on your nightstand, or strap it to your wrist?

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

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isetegija

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#5 posted 11-27-2008 12:34 AM

That is absolutely awesome.
Thanks for an enjoyable experience.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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Chris Wright

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#6 posted 11-27-2008 12:35 AM

All I can say is Wow, that’s awesome. I want one.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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Woodhacker

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#7 posted 11-27-2008 01:21 AM

Charles that looks like so much fun to build. You’ve done a great job with it. Perhaps you’ll get requests for more through the timber frame co.

I’m curious about the process you went through…of joining the teeth into the gear at the top (2nd picture).

-- Martin, Kansas

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Texasgaloot

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#8 posted 11-27-2008 01:23 AM

You’re a craftsman, Max! I’m impressed… again.

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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miles125

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#9 posted 11-27-2008 02:41 AM

That is just too cool!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Richard Williams

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#10 posted 11-27-2008 02:44 AM

Another Masterpiece from a Master Clock Maker. Great job skipper. I’ve come to expect these great projects from you.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#11 posted 11-27-2008 03:18 AM

This is a nice piece! Great work.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#12 posted 11-27-2008 04:13 AM

WOW!!! Thats incredible. Great job!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Handi75

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#13 posted 11-27-2008 04:56 AM

Very nice.

I wouldn’t mind having one of them in my house, or building on rather, always liked wooden clocks and the looks of them.

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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John Gray

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#14 posted 11-27-2008 05:13 AM

WOWEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#15 posted 11-27-2008 04:12 PM

Fantastic showpiece.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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