LumberJocks

Grandfather Clock

  • Advertise with us
Project by Daniel Barnes posted 878 days ago 1649 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a very hard and challenging project. I bought the Clock parts from clock it and then used them as a template for what I wanted the clock to look like. I kinda drew the clock out on a huge 1o ft long paper and went to work. Most of the ideas came to me as I was building or they just happened. Like the crown and the top part of the clock. I turned all the turnings on this clockwith a router lathe machine. The only thing I did not do on this clock was install the glass. It is made out of cherry wood and is stained with clear laquer. It took me about 5 months to build the entire clock. The drawer on the bottom opens up for a small storage area. I made one section at a time so that it can come apart into 3 sections for easy moving. It took me a month to make the turnings and about a month the sand the entire clock with 100gr, 150gr and 180gr. I enjoyed making this clock and had a little help from a very good woodworking friend of mine who provided his guidance for me along the way. I learned so much making this and I am VERY PROUD of it. Anyone that sees it asks if I am taking orders and I tell them NO! I built it for my wife and I will never build another one again!

-- Daniel Barnes, Missouri, dangolfb@yahoo.com





20 comments so far

View DYNO360's profile

DYNO360

147 posts in 1470 days


#1 posted 878 days ago

Wow! Nice finish on the cherry wood. A tall case clock is something I always wanted to make. Congratulations!

View woodworm's profile

woodworm

14124 posts in 2195 days


#2 posted 878 days ago

That’s awesome project – superbly done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View bblogna's profile

bblogna

26 posts in 1268 days


#3 posted 878 days ago

Its beautiful

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112001 posts in 2181 days


#4 posted 878 days ago

A fantastic clock beautiful work,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View sgtq's profile

sgtq

363 posts in 1280 days


#5 posted 878 days ago

This is an amazing looking clock the finish is fantastic.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

View Martyroc's profile

Martyroc

2708 posts in 910 days


#6 posted 878 days ago

That’s a beautiful clock, worth all the time you put into it, great job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

View Paxamime's profile

Paxamime

13 posts in 983 days


#7 posted 878 days ago

Amazing work! This is the type of thing you keep forever!

View woodtickgreg's profile

woodtickgreg

201 posts in 1722 days


#8 posted 878 days ago

Very beautiful work for sure, definatly something you and your wife should be proud of. Very nice job with the turnings and finish. I have a stack of cherry that I milled and is set aside for a clock project like this, I just gotta find the money for the clock components. I hope mine comes out half as nice as yours!

-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com

View hunter71's profile

hunter71

1963 posts in 1791 days


#9 posted 878 days ago

No need to build another, this one is beautiful.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View grumpy749's profile

grumpy749

216 posts in 981 days


#10 posted 878 days ago

Remarkable Daniel, You must be very proud. Hey I love the size of your shop. Do you ever take in guest woodworkers. Man wood I would love to have that kind of space to work in. This is great project and a very difficult undertaking. Stay well bro and keep on keeping on.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

View Bigrock's profile

Bigrock

233 posts in 1567 days


#11 posted 878 days ago

I will say it again. You did a great Job on the Clock. I also like The number on your tote bag. No. !4

Good going

i also like

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

4759 posts in 1447 days


#12 posted 878 days ago

Nice, your wife must be proud. And its going to be a uniqe piece, the only one you’ll ever build. LOL I’m guessing it releases your thinking about where you are going next.

Well done!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15452 posts in 1471 days


#13 posted 878 days ago

What a fine clock and what a fine job that you did.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View smoke's profile

smoke

123 posts in 1626 days


#14 posted 878 days ago

There is 3 things I’d like to mention…1) Incredible, beautiful workmanship—brilliant clock 2) I wish I had that kind of space to work in…during the winter months i’m confined to an under the stairs closet because I don’t want to put on layers of clothes and work in the tin shed and 3) I couldn’t pick a better number to support! I know he had a couple trophies from Richmond (I think that’s where they get the grandfather clock as a trophy), but none compare to what you have created.

View Aaron McCain's profile

Aaron McCain

115 posts in 1443 days


#15 posted 877 days ago

The clock looks fantastic! Nice job.

showing 1 through 15 of 20 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase