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Project by Blackberry posted 11-05-2015 12:33 AM 1806 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Norm Abrams tall case clock. Sorry Norm I made some changes to the plan. I seldom use plans… Very seldom, but always make changes. This was a retirement gift for an employees 37 years of service. It’s quarter sawn RED oak, not white. Base is a dye with a Minwax stain.





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 11-05-2015 12:42 AM

Wow, that is a beautiful clock! I love the A&C look of it, and that QSRO!

In my next life, I want to retire from your company!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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BurlyBob

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#2 posted 11-05-2015 01:04 AM

Yes, a very beautiful clock. I love everything about it. you did an exceptional job.

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Woodmaster1

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#3 posted 11-05-2015 01:51 AM

And all I got after teaching 40 years at my school was a brass Apple. Those employees came out ahead. Great job on the clock. I use QSRO on 90% of my projects.

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htl

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#4 posted 11-05-2015 02:15 AM

That is one beautiful build.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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Blackberry

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#5 posted 11-05-2015 02:22 AM

Thanks for the compliments.

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RickL

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#6 posted 11-05-2015 02:28 AM

Excellent, Turned out great, glad you got it done and I’m sure the recipient will cherish it for a long time.

-- Rick, Union,KY firstlightwoodworking.blogspot.com

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 11-05-2015 08:55 AM

Great job Buddy as always. Perfect grain choice and finish. I love the Arts style. A++++++

Hope all is well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 11-05-2015 11:55 AM

That is a beautiful clock and an excellent choice of wood . I know what you mean about making changes to plans. I rarely use them but change them to suit me if I do.

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ohwoodeye

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#9 posted 11-05-2015 01:31 PM

Very pretty. I like the change you made to the bonnet. It is an upgrade to Norms. Well done.
I have been wanting to build this clock as well but the mechanism is so expensive. Did you purchase the mechanism from “Klock it” like Norm suggests or were you able to find a cheaper one somewhere else.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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majuvla

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#10 posted 11-05-2015 01:55 PM

Realy impresive work. Sure it will stay for generations in his family.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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RogerBean

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#11 posted 11-05-2015 02:02 PM

Nicely done! A very attractive clock.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 11-05-2015 02:20 PM

That clock is beautiful and I love the wood. What a wonderful retirement present for an employee. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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LesB

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#13 posted 11-05-2015 05:48 PM

Great clock.
Glad to see a “real” clock movement in it instead of one of those darn quartz movements. After all the work making a clock cabinet is seems a shame when people put $39 quarts movements in them.
Clock are one of my favorite things to build.

-- Les B, Oregon

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drewpy

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#14 posted 11-05-2015 07:00 PM

Great job. That’s a heck of a retirement gift. Looks beautiful.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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Randy63

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#15 posted 11-05-2015 11:43 PM

Beautifully done. Like the QS red oak used on the clock. The stain you used seems to work well.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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