M7 - Brown Sugar Clock

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Project by Charles Maxwell posted 1949 days ago 6236 views 52 times favorited 71 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the 7th clock in my gallery of clocks, M7 – ‘Brown Sugar.’ I made this one for a retired Xerox exec who wanted a special gift to celebrate his 40th wedding anniversary. He was inspired to pursue this project after seeing my M3 clock on display at Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, NY. It is constructed entirely of hardwoods including – Peruvian Walnut (gears), American Walnut, Figured/Birdseye Maple, Holly and ebony details and Jatoba. It stands about 70” and runs for two days on a single wind. It is accurate to within +/- 2 mins/wk. But, I believe it will settle in after a few months in it’s current home and, with consistent humidity and temps, will be more accurate.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#1 posted 1949 days ago

WOW, WOW, WOW … you are truly an artist … what a great piece !

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#2 posted 1949 days ago

Wow!! That is a piece of functioning art if I do say so!! I love it…..

I have to ask, how long does it take to build something like that, and what do you use to cut the gears?

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#3 posted 1949 days ago

A truely spectacular piece of art! I have to go along with odie and say WOW!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 1949 days ago

Breathe taking to say the least!
Fabulous job Charles!!
Thanks for sharing it with us


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#5 posted 1949 days ago

I am in awe.
I’ll have to look at this several times to see all the intricate pieces to this.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 1949 days ago


You workmanship never ceases to amaze me.



-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 1949 days ago

Great work! That is beautiful.

-- - You begin thinking less, and feeling more.

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#8 posted 1949 days ago

This is humbling.

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#9 posted 1949 days ago

gosh I cant even see were the batteries go.truly very lovely I take it it keeps good time ? are you an engineer or clockmaker?Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 1949 days ago

Absoulutely Amazing! Well done.

-- - Mike

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#11 posted 1949 days ago

This is Outstanding! I would love to make something like this . Job Well Done!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#12 posted 1949 days ago

Not only the woodworking , but the finish is awesome as well ! Fantastic project …. I have to wonder how many hours it took just for the design to be born !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 1949 days ago

Charles this is stunning…Great Job!

I love the design and the contrasting woods used, and it’s obvious you’ve spent an incredible amount of time on this. Are the clockworks, gears, etc, your own original design? (great photos too)

Thanks for posting this.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#14 posted 1949 days ago

If LJs had a Masters club you would surely be inducted. very beautiful an inspiring clock.


-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 1949 days ago

That’s really something. How long did it take you to build it?

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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