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Project by Bruce posted 10-15-2017 09:48 PM 792 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally, after more than a year of diligent work, research and patience, it is completed. First, a brief intro to the man who invented the wooden clock movement that made his “scroll and pillar clock” work. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Terry
And so, here are pics of my version of his clock. The picture on the bottom glass pane is a representation of the Suspension Bridge that spans the Ohio River near where I grew up on Wheeling Island and connects to downtown Wheeling. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeling_Suspension_Bridge The clock case is tiger maple and the accent wood is padauk. It is finished with Watco Danish Oil and catalyzed varnish, two coats sanding between coats. The case was assembled after finishing using hide glue. Enjoy!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 10-15-2017 10:25 PM

Nice work, Bruce. Great craftsmanship. I’ve been across that bridge many times!

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Dan Pleska

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#2 posted 10-16-2017 12:40 AM

Very nice. The picture really sets it off.

-- Dan, West Virginia, http://www.danpleskaCreations.com

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#3 posted 10-16-2017 01:20 AM

Absolutely gorgeous!

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#4 posted 10-16-2017 06:16 PM

Wow! Bruce you did a really nice job on this clock. It’s very attractive and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Bruce

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#5 posted 10-16-2017 08:22 PM

Thanks, Ron, Dan, BurlyBob, and helluvawreck. I appreciate your remarks!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#6 posted 10-16-2017 11:27 PM

What a magnificent clock! I love the details you added to give it its character. It’s going to look amazing on your mantel!

(By the way, I thought I’d turn it upright for future viewers.)

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Bruce

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#7 posted 10-26-2017 01:00 AM

Thanks, everyone.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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