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Project by Charles Maxwell posted 08-23-2017 01:08 PM 1830 views 11 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m back!! Here’s a recently finished commission project. This one goes to a museum owner in upstate NY. The design is based on a Galileo drawing from 1634 after he visited the cathedral at Pisa, IT. Long story shortened, Galileo’s pendulum ideas originated in Pisa. This is my second attempt at a Galileo Clock. The first is my daughter’s wedding gift. This one is made with Italian Olive woods (gears and details) and Brazilian Walnut with hints of ebony, holly and Paduak. The brass parts are all hand cut using a scroll saw! Yes, it’s doable even with a 25TPI blade (many of them!). As in all of my projects, I hand rub with tung oil and cover with wax.

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





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Alongiron

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#1 posted 08-23-2017 01:13 PM

charlie my man!
This is an incredible piece of Art you have created here!
Artist, Craftsman, and Patient man. You are in a league of your own!
Congratulations!
Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 08-23-2017 01:33 PM

Awesome, as always!

Beautiful Charles..

Lee

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#3 posted 08-23-2017 01:57 PM

Another amazing extraordinary build from you Charles. Your clock is a beautiful masterpiece!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 08-23-2017 02:56 PM

Holy COW! This certainly beautiful!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 08-23-2017 03:55 PM

Looks fabulous….

Does it keep time?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#6 posted 08-23-2017 05:10 PM

That mechanism looks very interesting. Another beautiful piece!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 08-23-2017 05:11 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. Great piece. Where in upstate NY?

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 08-23-2017 07:31 PM

Charles, that is an amazing clock as always. Do you have larger pictures somewhere?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#9 posted 08-23-2017 07:59 PM

Hunter71 . . . I’m in Rochester. The clock owner is in Casanovia, NY

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

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#10 posted 08-23-2017 08:00 PM

bobasaurus: I’ll have more detailed photos at my website soon..

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

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#11 posted 08-23-2017 09:26 PM

Magnificent Masterpiece, I always love to see your clocks and the amount of excellent craftsmanship that you put into each one!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 08-23-2017 10:52 PM

Amazing!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#13 posted 08-24-2017 12:35 AM

Tremendous job. I don’t know how you do it !

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#14 posted 08-24-2017 12:55 AM

This truly belongs in a gallery! Amazing

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#15 posted 08-24-2017 01:00 AM

Wonderful work. I would love to see plans and video

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. If traffic is passing you on the right, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG DAMN LANE.

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