Grandfather Curio Clock

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Project by Sawhorse posted 03-31-2006 01:43 AM 3900 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made 2 of these originally as gifts for our kids and their families. It is made of Oak and is an adaptation of a plan I bought from Popular Woodworking. I have made several more and each is slightly different than the others. If you would like to see how I made it, please visit my site at

Be sure to click on each picture to get a better view.

Thanks for taking the time to view my work,

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 02-27-2007 05:08 PM

Beautiful, I’ve been going back, & reviewing some of the old postings. I don’t know how I missed this one. Very Nice!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 02-27-2007 05:18 PM

gotta love dual-functioning art!!!
And beautiful-to boot.
Definitely a treasure forever.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 02-28-2007 01:24 AM

I, too, missed this one. Thanks for bringing it to the surface, Dick.

This looks like a good project. Hopw I can remember where I saw it when it comes tome to make it. Nice work, SW.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#4 posted 02-28-2007 01:42 PM

Thanks all, I’ve even done a tutorial on building it on my website if you’d like more info…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 04-30-2008 12:24 AM


You posted this long before I came on board but I am glad I pulled it from the archives. You have combined the best of two distinct projects- a grandfather clock and a display cabinet- into one piece. This is a beautiful piece that would be a compliment to any decor.

Nicely done. Thanks for sharing this project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 04-30-2008 03:26 AM

Thanks Scott, it is fun and challenging to build and always a conversation piece.

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#7 posted 11-02-2008 05:02 PM

Super nice! I made a display tower a lot like that. The clock is a great idea and looks terrific. Excellent project!

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

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#8 posted 11-05-2008 03:29 AM

Thanks mtnwild, I appreciate the feedback. I made another without the clock and put glass sides on it for a lady who wanted to display her Barbie Doll collection, lock them up and keep dust from collecting on them.

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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