Arts and Crafts Grandfather clock

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Project by RonGoldberg posted 09-28-2012 12:27 AM 4804 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Guys/Gals – this is my first post ever. After starting to wood work as a teen-ager and then picking it up again after marraige and kids (10 and 12 and they don’t think I”m cool anymore). So I have more free time. I have made a number of pieces (Pie cabinet, apothecary cabinet/side board). I always wanted a grandfather clock for my house. So I went for it. Made of red oak purchased at big box store, it took me about 6 months to complete (in between honey-do projects and taking kids to pool, friends houses, etc). My 12 year old daughter helped me design the corbels using a free hand pattern. Pretty good, huh?

My next project is a Morris Chair. Will try White Oak. Has anyone ever ordered their stock from hardwood to go online website. Prices seem amazing and when I called and emailed with questions they were very helpful and I could tell they share all of our love for the hobby.

Ron G
McLean VA

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#1 posted 09-28-2012 09:29 AM

Awesome job. I love this aspect of woodworking – building stuff that you can use. Why buy it when you can make it, right? That just adds so much more of a sense of accomplishment than woodworking alone already does. I’m new to woodworking and I’ve only built a couple of things. I gave one away, which was awesome, but I’m also looking forward to making things like this clock that will be in my family for generations. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 09-28-2012 10:05 AM

A wonderful clock and very nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 09-28-2012 01:29 PM

Beautiful clock. Haven’t used them before but I have ordered from Woodworkers Source several times and had great results.

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#4 posted 09-28-2012 05:47 PM

It is a beautiful piece of work. How cool is that?

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#5 posted 10-01-2012 10:46 AM

Very neat, simple and clean lines. I like it.

The drawer is cool too.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#6 posted 10-16-2012 06:19 PM

Sweet I dig it

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#7 posted 10-28-2012 04:16 AM

I have always wanted to build a grandfather clock and didn’t know what style I’d like; this is what I like! Thanks for sharing this, will definitely keep this design in mind.

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#8 posted 11-05-2012 01:06 AM

YES, love the Arts & Crafts styling – I am just getting into real woodworking since I retired, but I intend to make a clock in this style. I’m an architect by profession and sometimes I spend a bit more time than I should in designing and planning projects, It’s an internal conflict – the “designer” in me wants to constantly revise and improve the project and the “craftsman” part of me wants to make sawdust

-- Bud, North Carolina

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