Grandfather Clock

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Project by Bartwood posted 02-27-2010 08:14 PM 2300 views 11 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Clock is 94” h x 27” w 17” deep. The woods are Walnut.Maple and Ebony.
The Spindles were turned on the lathe and Beaded with a fixture on the router table.
The hardest part was cutting the 45 deg cuts on the top crown moldings.
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#1 posted 02-27-2010 08:17 PM

man, you gotta post your sycamore log project too, the other guys will love it !!!

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#2 posted 02-27-2010 08:19 PM

Absolutely the work of a craftsman.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 02-27-2010 08:19 PM

Love clocks like this, my Father built one for each of his children (3) for wedding presents. I have it post here in my projects. Love the color great job!

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#4 posted 02-27-2010 08:42 PM

Love it!!!!

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#5 posted 02-27-2010 09:03 PM


-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 02-27-2010 10:46 PM

Great looking clock. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 02-27-2010 10:49 PM

Beautiful clock!

-- John

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#8 posted 02-27-2010 11:04 PM

Great work. Where did you obtain the movement?


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#9 posted 02-27-2010 11:10 PM


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#10 posted 02-27-2010 11:45 PM

very nice

-- -erik & christy-

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#11 posted 02-28-2010 01:18 AM

Very nicely done.

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#12 posted 02-28-2010 01:41 AM


I would build one of those, but I don’t want to work on the same project for the rest of my life. ;}
Very nice…........................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#13 posted 02-28-2010 02:36 AM

Very impressive work.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#14 posted 02-28-2010 04:56 AM

Outstanding work! I love the inlay work you have done on the crown. A very nice touch. It really sets it apart.

I also like the base mouldings & feet.

I hear yah, on cutting the miters on the swans-neck crown pediment mouldings. Having made many gf clocks, it is the one cut that gives me the most grief and anxious moments.

Great job! Thanks for sharing

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#15 posted 02-28-2010 05:23 AM

That is just absolutely gorgeous. I hope to make a grandfather clock for our place someday, but I’m quite a ways from that kind of workmanship

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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