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Project by bosum3919 posted 04-16-2015 01:01 AM 985 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always had an interest in clocks and as such, I will be building a variety of different types. This is a variation of one that I have admired in the past. The size is approximately 15 ½” T x 12”W x 6” D. I first designed this one using Sketchup, as I find this assists in eliminating a few mistakes along the way. Since this is a prototype, I chose to use poplar and some walnut that I had on hand. I will be rebuilding this again in the near future utilizing a better grade of wood and eliminating some minor flaws and irritants that we discovered along the way. The glass covering the pendulum has been etched, but does not show up in the photos as well as I had hoped. The finish is multiple coats of wipe on poly. My wife takes an active interest in this endeavor and as such, I cannot take credit for the finished product as she etched the glass and applied the finish and the overall supervision.

-- Bob





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bruc101

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#1 posted 04-16-2015 02:40 AM

The woods made a pretty marriage. Very pretty clock.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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#2 posted 04-16-2015 08:17 PM

Good start on clock case making.
I too have a fascination for clocks and have made copies of a number of antique clocks. I prefer to use key wound or weighted movements to keep closer to the original designs. I know busy people often prefer the battery/quartz movements so they don’t have to wind them every week but I hate to do all that wood working and then put an inexpensive quartz movement in it. I have a couple of my clocks posted in my projects.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 04-17-2015 12:02 AM

Great looking clock! If this is the prototype, I can’t wait to see the genuine articles!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 04-17-2015 12:41 AM

Thanks all. I appreciate the comments.

-- Bob

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#5 posted 04-17-2015 03:19 AM

Prototype?????

That thing is finished !!!!

Best

Bruce

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#6 posted 04-17-2015 06:44 PM

Bruce, thanks for the nice comment. By prototype, I mean that the design is not finished. After I started putting it together I thought of ways to improve it. So, I am going to do it again. Thanks for looking and commenting.

-- Bob

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