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Project by Moron posted 08-14-2010 11:49 PM 1602 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Originally built in 1830, in Toronto Ontario Canada, I recently re-built it, re-finished it, replaced several carved mouldings, made a new key…..................a whole lot of time and patience

Enjoy

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso





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GMman

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#1 posted 08-14-2010 11:51 PM

You did a great job and thank you for posting it.

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wwnovice

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#2 posted 08-15-2010 12:05 AM

That is beautiful. Do you have any “before” pictures?

-- John

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#3 posted 08-15-2010 12:19 AM

Beautiful clock well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodsmithshop

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#4 posted 08-15-2010 12:46 AM

wow, really great job, very ornate.

-- Smitty!!!

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Don Kondra

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#5 posted 08-15-2010 01:30 AM

Very nice job Roman, quite an improvement from it’s recent sad state :)

Cheers, Don

PS> can we see it with the works reinstalled ?

-- Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker

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Moron

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#6 posted 08-15-2010 01:42 AM

Thanks everyone. I did post a progress pic some time ago ?

Don…....sure, I have to be there when the works are installed so Ya, I’ll post another pic.

Just a note. This clock was entirely made with hand tools…............AMAZING

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 08-15-2010 03:14 AM

That just may be the best looking clock case I’ve ever seen. Can’t wait to see the completed clock.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#8 posted 08-15-2010 09:56 PM

thats a beautiful clock…..you did well in the whole refurbish job…and yes…those were the days when they made the likes of these with hand tools…....a blessing to have this in your home…......grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Moron

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#9 posted 08-15-2010 11:20 PM

Grizz

I’m not that lucky,................its a clients clock and far beyond my means

thanks

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#10 posted 08-17-2010 06:40 AM

Your time was well spent, nice work

-- Norman

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#11 posted 08-19-2010 05:41 AM

Beautiful job! Any chance of seeing the finished clock? Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Jamie Speirs

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#12 posted 11-06-2010 03:40 PM

Moron that is a great clock.
How did it look before?

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Moron

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#13 posted 11-06-2010 03:44 PM

Several missing carvings, the door was broken and glued by some one who didnt do a good job, so much finish many of the details were buried, top fineal was missing…............it was in rough shape.

Finally saw the clock with guts installed and will post a pic.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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