|Project by horsefly||posted 07-13-2012 04:43 PM||1324 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
Well, I finally fiinished it! I picked up an E. Howard clock movement several years ago at a clock convention.
Turns out, it was a reasonably scarce movement for a model #70 with a 24” dial! After scaling pictures
and looking at old E. Howard catalogs, I was able to reproduce the case in the proper dimensions and wood.
I used solid cherry and it is HEAVY. I did NOT do the reverse glass painting on the tablet (lower door) but
had that done by a professional. The clock movement (works) were made in 1910 in Roxbury, MA. This was
the most difficult clock case I have built to date due to it’s size. The OD of the bezel is 29 inches and of
course I could not turn it on my lathe so I used a router exclusively for the task. I don’t think I will attempt
another this size!
-- Bob, Carlisle, MA "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not". Thomas Jefferson