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Project by Charles Maxwell posted 12-23-2007 11:14 PM 3306 views 11 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Various hardwoods. This clock was an experimental project to understand the clock mechanics and how the various hardwoods work together. Learned a lot and developed many jigs as a result.

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





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#1 posted 12-23-2007 11:18 PM

Very nice work Max. Welcome to lumberjocks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 12-23-2007 11:19 PM

Thanks Grumpy. This site is a treasure trove!

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

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#3 posted 12-23-2007 11:36 PM

looks great max ! i think you need some help on your pic uploads though . unfortunately im not much help with that , happy holiday

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#4 posted 12-23-2007 11:44 PM

Beautiful work Max.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#5 posted 12-24-2007 02:24 AM

Max, Welcome to LumberJocks. Both of those clocks are just greta looking.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 12-24-2007 02:54 AM

Wow. Great work, great clocks!

-- Still learning everything

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#7 posted 12-24-2007 03:01 AM

Max, Nice work . But I will stick to my whirly gigs . As for office pics, Would you believe that the bunch I used to have work for me fixed this up one day while I was away ! No I didn`t fire any one . Really were a great crew.

-- Ageingwood - artsplae1@msn.com No time , retired

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#8 posted 12-24-2007 05:14 AM

Nice looking work! Welcome to LJ!

-- Living on the square...

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#9 posted 12-24-2007 05:51 AM

And a big welcome from me too. Just love your clock. I have seen a few of these creations, looks like a tough project to me…. Great work.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#10 posted 01-03-2008 03:52 PM

Great clock, definetely need a better set of pictures so we can see the great details. The M4 clock shows great so maybe repost these pictures.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#11 posted 01-10-2008 02:42 PM

Truly a masterpiece in design and art and a working mechanical time piece. Congratulations on these projects.

Everyone seems to have a quote to there name and the one I like best and tell school kids about is:

“Never put a wishbone where your backbone ought to be”

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#12 posted 01-10-2008 03:06 PM

This is quite spectacular. Beatuifully executed. (Rich – I like your quote)

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#13 posted 01-14-2008 04:36 PM

Absolutely amazing.

-- Jiri

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#14 posted 01-16-2008 09:48 AM

very cool clock. how long did it take to build? did you have plans and how well does it keep time?

-- mjhaines

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#15 posted 01-17-2008 03:42 AM

Mike H, Thanks for your kind comments. M2 took 6 months to figure out a jig for every important cut (the gears) and about 1 month to do the cut, build, finish. I hand draw all of my own plans but, I am in the process of learning CAD and writing a book about how to build a similar clock (including the jigs I created). This M2 version runs +/-3 per day. Max

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

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