M8 - Tall Case Clock

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Project by Charles Maxwell posted 1767 days ago 4564 views 28 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The ‘912’ Tall Case Clock”: is finally completed. Dimensions: 74” x 22” x 18” The woods include: Cherry, Walnut, Wenge and Gabon Ebony. The finish is 5 coats of hand rubbed Minwax Tung oil followed by a good waxing. The weights are 3” diameter brass tubes cut to 6” lengths and filled with #8 lead shot, 7 pounds each. This clock now stands proudly in Glenn Beck’s Mercury Studio Lobby at Rockefeller Center in NYC. More pics here: and Here:

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#1 posted 1767 days ago

One word….. WOW!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#2 posted 1767 days ago

Wow Charles This is another superb clock ! your work amazes me everytime.
You my friend are a true craftsman!!

Outstanding work!

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

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#3 posted 1767 days ago

looks like being a janitor at that clockworks is paying off !
your work sure is outstanding ,
being in the company of craftmen ,
like yourself ,
is sure a boost for someone like me .

thank you .

time will tell !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 1767 days ago

What a word that express better than “WOW!”...

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 1767 days ago

Absolutely beautiful, as always. I hope to reach your level of craftsmanship someday.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#6 posted 1767 days ago

What a beautiful piece!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#7 posted 1767 days ago


-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 1767 days ago

What can anybody say? I have come to expect nothing less than a museum quality piece from you. You are the man! Nice job.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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Damian Penney

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#9 posted 1767 days ago

That’s great, love it :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#10 posted 1767 days ago

you are absolutely crazy. this stuff is like woodworking naughty pictures!

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#11 posted 1767 days ago

Fantastic project and beautifully done too. I’ve been wanting to make a wooden clock for some time now. I would be happy if I could make one 1/10 as good. I think the idea of making one is intimidating even after reading lots of how-to articles on the subject. Thanks for showing us this and thanks for the inspiration too!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 1767 days ago

I am in complete awe of your talent and abilities, sir. Beautiful work…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#13 posted 1767 days ago

It’s a wonderful piece! Thank you for the information on the finishing process.

Go Navy!!

-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----

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Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 1767 days ago

WOW!!! Excellent Craftsmanship. Another Beautiful Clock. Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 1767 days ago

From the photos I notice a few design changes from your previous clock, but what most impresses me about this addition to your portfolio is the stand: simple, understated, perfect. Charles, you the man!

-- Whatever

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