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Project by sawdustdad posted 12-24-2015 03:41 PM 593 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is the Lonnie Bird clock from Fine Woodworking magazine. this one is in mahogany. I made a second one in walnut as well.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Any board cut to length has a 50% probability of being too short.





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RogerBean

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#1 posted 12-24-2015 07:02 PM

Lovely clock. I’ve seen the article. Bet the second one was easier! What movement and face are you using?

I’m currently working on a Goddard Newport clock, so I’ve become addicted to all articles and posts re: tall clocks. Yours looks great. My compliments. Great to see more postings of period items.
Roger

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

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sawdustdad

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#2 posted 12-25-2015 12:25 AM

OK, I cheat on the movements. I use a Hermle quartz movement that has very realistic sounding chimes. The clock faces come from Larry Petro, of Old Time Clock Faces. He has, unfortunately gone out of business. The faces are reproductions of vintage clocks. I’ve found that mechanical movements are more trouble than they are worth.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Any board cut to length has a 50% probability of being too short.

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#3 posted 12-25-2015 12:51 AM

That’s a beautiful clock—thanks for posting!

-- Dean

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