Banjo Clock

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Project by Big_Bob posted 2329 days ago 1197 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this banjo clock for my second daughter’s college graduation. It is patterned after Simon Willard clocks dated around 1810. My daughter collected cherubs so I took come liberties with the design. In place of the normal eagle finial I used a cherub finial I got from a clock supplier. I also had a local artist Juanita Niemeyer reverse paint cherubs on the glass. I used recycled mahogany came from an old bookcase. The movement was made by David Lindlow of Lake Ariely, PA. If anyone would like to build on of these email me at and I can put you in touch with all the suppliers as well as the guy I bought the plans from.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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Earle Wright

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#1 posted 2329 days ago

Beautiful adaptation of a classic!

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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#2 posted 2328 days ago

Very nice job. I congratulate your artist on her work also.

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

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#3 posted 2328 days ago

Excellent work Bob.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 2328 days ago

This is stunning. I’ll bet your daughter loved it.

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#5 posted 2328 days ago

Hi Bob,

The clock is simply beautiful and the artwork add a stunning detail to the piece.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#6 posted 2325 days ago


You have done it again. Another beautiful clock. Thank You.

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

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#7 posted 1946 days ago

WOW this rocks..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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