Greene and Greene Grandfather Clock

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Project by DocGrins posted 08-16-2015 06:15 PM 2675 views 24 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In all their furniture, Charles and Henry Greene never designed a grandfather clock, but based on their design elements, if they had it would have been similar to the original of this one made by Dale Barnard of Paoli Indiana which was exhibited in the Indiana State Museum. I took a class with Dale where I fabricated this one. Here you see the project after finishing before it was moved from my garage into the house.

-- DocGrins, Pendleton Indiana

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#1 posted 08-16-2015 06:36 PM

This is an impressive piece. You have done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 08-16-2015 07:27 PM

Wow !! Only one pic doesn’t do it justice !! I would like to know your finishing sequence also

Excellent piece!

-- Carl, Iowa

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#3 posted 08-16-2015 08:39 PM

Spectacular! I love the choices you made in the desig, from the proud joinery to the cloud lifts. Your craftsmanship is commendable. I like everything about this.

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#4 posted 08-16-2015 08:45 PM

Stunning. It looks perfect

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#5 posted 08-16-2015 09:34 PM

I know a thing or two about clocks . . . NICE!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#6 posted 08-16-2015 10:59 PM

Beautiful! You did a great job!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#7 posted 08-17-2015 12:20 AM

This clock is just magnificent! You’ve definitely done the Greenes/Halls proud!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 08-17-2015 12:47 AM

Very attractive and nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 08-17-2015 01:56 AM

Wow. Great project. You will enjoy both the clock and the pride in completing this project for years to come.

-- Bob

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#10 posted 08-17-2015 06:44 AM

Ever since joining L/js I’ve had it in mind as one of the things I ultimately want to build, so I’ve been collecting ideas and designs for my eventual build. I can’t have a go at it at the moment as sometime in the next year or so we will be moving, so it’s going to be a project for our next address. Your clock is a beauty and I’m saving it with my other clocks as being outstanding. Thanks for posting.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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#11 posted 08-17-2015 01:04 PM

I like your clock. Is it your design or did you have plans for it? In either case, it is a great representation of a Green and Green piece. Wonderful job! Oh yeah, congrats on the top 3 award.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#12 posted 08-17-2015 02:42 PM

Great job – and an excellent design.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 08-17-2015 07:12 PM

Very Impressive. Beautiful piece.

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#14 posted 08-18-2015 03:29 AM

Great looking clock Doc but we need to see more pictures!

Hard to get an idea of the size from the picture. How tall is it?

What kind of finish did you use?

-- Andy

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#15 posted 08-18-2015 12:23 PM

Amazing clock. If I were to build a clock, this would be the clock I would build :) Love the Greene and Greene accents, and love the proportions. Truly a quality piece. Thank you so much for sharing!!!


-- Scott, Irmo SC

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