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Project by thewoodworker01 posted 07-28-2012 06:50 PM 1404 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 2 years ago I build my mother a clock. It was made out of oak with a cherry stain on it. (Not this one). (Mine you, I’m 15) I showed my grandmother the clock I built and she just loved it. So of couse she wanted one. My first clock that I built was completely my own design, so on this one I completely redesigned it and added the features that I wanted. So after about 1 month of on/off designing I came up with the new design. As you can see in the pictures. I didn’t have my workshop then, so a neighbor was willing to help me. After about 3 months of working on weekends, we finially were able to put the first coat of lacquer on it. There is a total of 3, I believe. We gave the new clock to my grandmother on Easter of 2011. She loved it. The clock movements came from Klockit as well as the face, hands, weights, and finials. After we finished it, we noticed that the clock was very top heavy. We had another neighbor of ours weld us 2 pieces of 1/4” steel plate together to give us one big heavy 1/2” plate. We mounted that under the base so it would be out of sight. Now the clock is extremely bottom heavy. Not going to tip over now. I definitely had fun building this project, It was a challenge for me. As I haven’t really built anything this big, at the time.

Thanks for looking, If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

-- Most people say "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I say, "Cut Twice, Measure Once".





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#1 posted 07-28-2012 07:48 PM

Good looking clock !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#2 posted 07-28-2012 08:24 PM

Beautiful workmanship, great detail.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 07-29-2012 12:00 AM

Beautiful clock

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 07-29-2012 05:38 AM

Your glass is half full, your optimistic outlook on life will carry you far.
If this magnificent clock is anything to go by, you will have a very rewarding life.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 07-29-2012 12:34 PM

Excellent work. I greatly admire the planning and detailed drawings you put together.
This also shows you have talent!!
Keep up the good work, and by all means, hang on to the drawings!

-- 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

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#6 posted 07-29-2012 05:08 PM

Really nice clock! You will go far just keep designing. Thanks for sharing.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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#7 posted 07-29-2012 06:11 PM

nice craftsmanship. it looks professionally done.

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#8 posted 08-24-2012 08:13 AM

The journey begins!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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