M7 - Brown Sugar Clock

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Project by Charles Maxwell posted 05-01-2009 03:35 PM 7513 views 54 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 05-01-2009 03:40 PM

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 05-01-2009 03:42 PM

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 05-01-2009 03:43 PM

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 05-01-2009 03:49 PM

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


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#5 posted 05-01-2009 03:55 PM

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 05-01-2009 04:00 PM


You workmanship never ceases to amaze me.



-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 05-01-2009 04:19 PM

Great work! That is beautiful.

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

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#8 posted 05-01-2009 04:27 PM

This is humbling.

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#9 posted 05-01-2009 04:33 PM

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 05-01-2009 04:52 PM

Absoulutely Amazing! Well done.

-- - Mike

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#11 posted 05-01-2009 05:04 PM

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 05-01-2009 05:18 PM

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 05-01-2009 05:34 PM

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 05-01-2009 05:40 PM

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


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#15 posted 05-01-2009 05:42 PM

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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