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M4 "Post-n-Beam" Clock

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Project by Charles Maxwell posted 01-03-2008 03:45 PM 4319 views 15 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This clock was built for a timber frame home owner in PA. The intent was to duplicate the interior framing of his beautiful home in a bold and unusual piece of furniture. The clock was certainly unusual! In photo #2 the new clock owner is left and fellow lumberjock is standing to the right.

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





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 01-03-2008 03:47 PM

amazing.
great idea to match the home.
And the home owner loves it, I’m sure!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 01-03-2008 03:49 PM

Wow great construction. The layout of the inlay stripes into the gears show great planning. Your own design or was it a plans for the clock motor.

I realize the case was your design.

The use of Rocks for the weights is also very unique.

-- 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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#3 posted 01-03-2008 03:53 PM

Max
that is beautiful, tell us more. (if you have time of course)

-- Jiri

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Charles Maxwell

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#4 posted 01-03-2008 04:06 PM

Karson,
Thanks for your kind words. The design/plan is entirely my own. This one was difficult because of its size. The clock frame must be disassembled many times in order to fit the gears properly. That’s tedious work! Re: the rocks…I searched for a weight system that would integrate with the owner’s home i.e., the stone fireplace. I walked the shores of Lake Ontario (at Sodus Point) for hours to fine these two gems. The owner’s lady friend calls them “Elephanttitus.” As it turns out, the owner prefers a more traditional weight system so, we’re redesigning that aspect of this project. I plan to take this design into production and sell in the timber frame home industry.

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

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#5 posted 01-03-2008 04:16 PM

Amazing and great to look at. How well does it keep time? :) Not that I would care (if I where the owner)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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mot

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#6 posted 01-03-2008 04:19 PM

That’s an impressive piece!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Karson

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#7 posted 01-03-2008 04:23 PM

You write about using jigs. Is that for drawing the outline on the wood or are you using a router system to cut the wheels.

Show us a few pictures of the jigs that you use. Or post a project on just the jigs.

-- 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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Charles Maxwell

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#8 posted 01-03-2008 04:25 PM

Snowdog,
It’s been running for two days now and already the new owner tells me that he has it accurate to the minute per day. Max

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

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Charles Maxwell

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#9 posted 01-03-2008 04:30 PM

Karson,
I have created a mountain of jigs to assist in the clock build. Took about 6 months to design and build the jigs alone. The router is the main staple in cutting the gears accurately. I’m in the process of putting a book together (How to!) which will discuss the entire process for those willing to take on the project. Too much to post here.

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

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#10 posted 01-03-2008 04:35 PM

I would love to get a copy of that book when you’re done. Your work is stellar. Just seeing some of the jigs would be quite the education.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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#11 posted 01-03-2008 04:42 PM

An absolutely awesome display of craftsmanship. I’m completely impressed and like Russel I’d like to see the book just education on the jigs…always looking to learn new things.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#12 posted 01-03-2008 04:49 PM

This is a really amazing piece of work. Congratulations!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 01-03-2008 05:23 PM

Great timepiece! I don’t suppose you have a wrist version? ha. I like the rocks, too bad the owner wants to redesign that.. Incredible work.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Karson

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#14 posted 01-03-2008 05:32 PM

Keep us all posted on your book. If you want someone to proof read it, I’m willing to give it a try. I’m not the english grammer person but I do know a bit about working with some wood and if I can understand it. Then most people could also.

-- 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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#15 posted 01-03-2008 05:35 PM

Wow, that’s great. I had a wooden clock kit as a young lad and loved it. Top notch.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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