Oak Tall Case Clock

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Project by RickL posted 01-19-2008 05:26 PM 2386 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finshed the Oak Tall Case Clock featured on the NYW some time ago. I had the case finished but had to wait to purchase the clock works. While Norm tells you what movement to order, he some how forgets to tell you the price :) Once I moved into the new shop, this gave me the motivation to finish the clock. All quarter sawn white oak with two coats of General Finishes Salem Maple and two coats of semi-gloss wipe-on poly. Movement is a Hermle Cable Driven, Triple Chime Grandfather Mechanical Movement, and it sounds really cool. Instructions call for it to go 24 hours to check accuracy and that is what I am doing as I write this. I really enjoyed building this clock and it did challange my skills and patience at times. I have plans from Klock-It (Williamsburg Grandfather Clock) and I intend to build one for each of my 3 children. That will keep me busy for a while!! Pictures show temp location in entry hall. Thanks for looking. Rick

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#1 posted 01-19-2008 06:22 PM

Very nice clock. I have one that I built from a kit a long time ago.

What did the movement end up costing you?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-19-2008 06:38 PM

That’s a nice clock that I am sure will qualify as heirloom furniture.

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#3 posted 01-19-2008 06:40 PM

Thanks Gary. The movement, clock face, pendulum, etc came to $440.00

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#4 posted 01-19-2008 09:05 PM

Wow, Rick I really like the style and finish it is great. It looks really wide in the picture, is it really that wide or is it just the picture? What are the overall dimensions? What a beautiful clock…oh and I’ve noticed too that Norm recommends, but doesn’t quite let you in on the $$$. Although from time to time I’ve heard him mention it’s a little more expensive….I guess my little more and his little more are a lot more different…LOL.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#5 posted 01-19-2008 10:49 PM

Thanks Jim, yeah “a little more expensive” means we pay, he gets it donated :) Overall dimensions are 73” tall, the base is 24” and tapers up to 18” right under the cove and then goes back out to 23” around the top. It is 12.5 inches deep. I couldn’t get a straight on shot where it sits in the entry way, maybe when I get it in the dining room I will.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#6 posted 01-20-2008 02:52 AM

Great job, Rick! I love clocks too. My neighbors interior designer says, “you can never have too many clocks.” I agree. I have quite a few of them myself, and, like you, plan on making many more.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 01-20-2008 05:29 AM

Beautiful clock. I have one on my list too, but the price of the movement keeps it on the back burner.

Again, very ncie job.


-- Alberta, Canada

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#8 posted 01-20-2008 06:14 AM

Great looking I plan to make one some day.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#9 posted 01-20-2008 11:03 AM

Really nice clock – Norm would be proud

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 01-20-2008 12:17 PM

Family heirloom for sure

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#11 posted 01-20-2008 02:00 PM

Beautiful! – an heirloom to be enjoyed for many years to come.

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#12 posted 01-21-2008 12:31 AM

Very nice clock. I remember this from the show. Your came out great. Nice color.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#13 posted 09-16-2015 01:19 AM

Nice work

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#14 posted 09-16-2015 01:19 AM

Nice work

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