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Project by Charles Mullins posted 2315 days ago 2226 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first effort at building grandfather clocks. My wife and I decided to build the clocks for our kids for Christmas a few years ago. Man, were the kids ever tickeled. I even got a hug from the son-in-laws.

Any way, I loved the project and I guess I’m hooked.

They are made of cherry from an article written by Lonnie Bird in Fine Woodworking magazine.

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.





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#1 posted 2315 days ago

great job!!! amazing work…these are amazing gifts…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 2315 days ago

great job!!! amazing work…these are amazing gifts…

WHOOOPS…I hit the “post” button twice—-must mean these are twice as amzing!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Charles Mullins

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#3 posted 2315 days ago

Thanks, Matt.

That project brought me more pleasure than any other—I’m going to do it again. In fact I’ve already started. I’ll post some pictures of it soon.

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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dhg

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#4 posted 2315 days ago

Very Impressive!!!! You can’t beat cherry.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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#5 posted 2315 days ago

Four at once! Talk about an overachiever. Great job, glad the recipients liked them.

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#6 posted 2315 days ago

These are absolutely beautiful. Of course cherry is my favorite wood but I am not biased in any way with regards to these pieces. I also like the fact that you aren’t showing favorites among your children Four of everything. Imagine the woodworking possibilities!!!

Do you have any grandchildren yet? If you do then we sure don’t want to leave them out either.

Have fun. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Bradford

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#7 posted 2315 days ago

Wow! 4 at once. Brave undertaking. Would you do that again?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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pashley

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#8 posted 2315 days ago

Can I be your kid? I take out garbage, and I go to bed when told! LOL

Nice job…very ambitious!

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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Douglas Krueger

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#9 posted 2315 days ago

Very beautiful, nice craftsmanship. I don’t know that I would tackle such a large project as there are 7 kids in the family. The rewards certainly are worth the effort.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#10 posted 2314 days ago

Those look fantastic!
If you are looking for anymore “kids” to give these to, I’m open to a conversation of my adoption!
Those will be treasured for years I’m sure.

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Kevin Violette

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#11 posted 2314 days ago

Will you adopt me?

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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#12 posted 2314 days ago

That is one great group of clocks.

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

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#13 posted 2314 days ago

Hi Charles.

Beautiful looking clocks! What wonderful heirloom’s to pass on to your children. If you care to look on my sight, I built my wife a steamer trunk to pass on to her daughter and grand daughter. Thanks for posting. You do some beatiful work.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Charles Mullins

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#14 posted 2314 days ago

Thanks to all for the kind words.

Would I do it again- four at a time? Yep, if I got paid for it, however their love is payment in full. The grand kids are to be the recipents of the clocks at a MUCH later date. There are five grandkids so another clock is being made for us and him later. I’ll post pictures of it later. This one is walnut and much fancier with fluted columns and swan neck moldings.

Sorry folks, I can’t adopt anyone. I’m getting too old and cranky.

The workmanship of the folks on LumberJock is absolutely first class. I’m proud to be a member and get inspiration from all of you.

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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#15 posted 2309 days ago

Charles, Excellent work. Four clocks is quite an undertaking. I’m extremely interested in seeing the walnut clock when it’s finished. Please post, or email, some in progress photos. Are you copying a specific clock or do you have plans? The cherry clocks have very good lines. How did you come up with the design? Keep up the good work.

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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