|Project by HeirloomWoodworking||posted 03-05-2008 05:30 AM||2281 views||7 times favorited||18 comments|
First off, let me say a hearty THANK YOU! for all of the friendly welcome’s and well wishes that I have recieved since finding and joining this site. I am truly excited about learning more about the craft from all of you, sharing my own projects, and marveling at your own projects.
These are a few pictures of some of the recent creations from my humble little workshop. I was completing a couple of projects and getting them ready for delivery and had the unique opportunity to have all 3 of these grandfather clocks in my living room at the same time.
Most of the better pictures are on a different computer, I promise to share some of the them with you soon.
Each of these pieces are entirely handmade by me. No purchased pre-made pieces. I found the swans neck mouldings on the split crown pediment, the fluted split columns and the cathedral style side grills specifically challenging to create. I learned so much about woodcraft by being thurough and “picky” as I made these challenging peices.
Each of these clocks are created form oak, and were constructed from a purchased plan. I used a Hermle triple-chime cable-driven movement in each of these time pieces.
At the urging of my family and friends, I actually entered the clock on the right into the “open” class at the local county fair. I am sure that you fellow craftsman will understand the fun of sharing our creations with others. The clock actually won “Best in Show”.
Like so many of the works that I have seen on this site, a handmade grandfather clock is so much more than just a piece of woodwork. For me they are instant treasures and family heirlooms for the the family in whose home it resides. It was inspiring to have these 3 works in my living room at the same time, as I thought about the future and enjoyment that they would each see over their lives.
Thanks for letting me share!
-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking