LumberJocks

M8 - Tall Case Clock

  • Advertise with us
Project by Charles Maxwell posted 10-20-2009 07:07 PM 4673 views 28 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The ‘912’ Tall Case Clock”:http://www.hardwoodclocks.com/Gallery.html 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: http://picasaweb.google.com/cmaxnavy/M8CaseClockProductionModel?feat=directlink# and Here: http://picasaweb.google.com/cmaxnavy/GlennBeckStudioVisit#

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com





47 comments so far

View drfixit's profile

drfixit

318 posts in 1860 days


#1 posted 10-20-2009 07:20 PM

One word….. WOW!

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

View Rj's profile

Rj

1047 posts in 2347 days


#2 posted 10-20-2009 07:20 PM

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,

View patron's profile

patron

13140 posts in 2057 days


#3 posted 10-20-2009 07:21 PM

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

View woodworm's profile

woodworm

14129 posts in 2307 days


#4 posted 10-20-2009 07:35 PM

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

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View bobasaurus's profile

bobasaurus

1375 posts in 1900 days


#5 posted 10-20-2009 07:47 PM

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

-- Allen, Colorado

View miles125's profile

miles125

2179 posts in 2722 days


#6 posted 10-20-2009 07:51 PM

What a beautiful piece!

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

View RexMcKinnon's profile

RexMcKinnon

2593 posts in 1912 days


#7 posted 10-20-2009 07:54 PM

incredible!

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

View Richard Williams's profile

Richard Williams

162 posts in 2509 days


#8 posted 10-20-2009 08:02 PM

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,

View Damian Penney's profile

Damian Penney

1140 posts in 2708 days


#9 posted 10-20-2009 08:03 PM

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

View AaronK's profile

AaronK

1398 posts in 2181 days


#10 posted 10-20-2009 08:08 PM

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

View stefang's profile

stefang

13522 posts in 2050 days


#11 posted 10-20-2009 08:35 PM

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.

View littlecope's profile

littlecope

2940 posts in 2218 days


#12 posted 10-20-2009 09:21 PM

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.

View ToGoMan's profile

ToGoMan

101 posts in 1960 days


#13 posted 10-20-2009 09:24 PM

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.) ----

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2440 posts in 2308 days


#14 posted 10-20-2009 09:31 PM

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

-- Dennis Zongker

View croquetman's profile

croquetman

120 posts in 2038 days


#15 posted 10-20-2009 09:46 PM

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

showing 1 through 15 of 47 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase