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#1 posted 12-18-2012 06:34 PM
Amazing! I would love to build something like this. How long did it take you to construct?
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#2 posted 12-18-2012 06:58 PM
Nice work Tim a fine looking grandfathers clock, it truly is grand.
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#3 posted 12-18-2012 07:15 PM
A real beauty, she will love it and be with her for ever. Where did you buy the works from? Reason I ask, my Dad made these for each of his 3 children for wedding gifts as well. My movement is starting to act up. Here is a pic of the one Blondie and I recieved in 94, Great work!
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#4 posted 12-18-2012 07:25 PM
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#5 posted 12-18-2012 07:47 PM
beautiful. I have always wanted to build a gransfather clock.
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#6 posted 12-18-2012 08:18 PM
Very handsome clock. Did you use a commercially available plan ?
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#7 posted 12-18-2012 08:19 PM
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#8 posted 12-18-2012 09:21 PM
What a wonderful memory you have given her on her special day…well done.
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#9 posted 12-18-2012 09:57 PM
Beautiful build, great work. I too would be interested in the source of the clock works, as I have always wanted to make a grandfather clock.Thanks for showing.
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#10 posted 12-18-2012 10:05 PM
That’s smashing and really alluring!www.bansawblog.com
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#11 posted 12-18-2012 10:22 PM
I bought the plans for about $15.00 from klock kit I think. bought hermle movements from a guy on e-bay for around $700.00. only took me about 3 weekends to build just told the wife to leave me alone i am in the shop.
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#12 posted 12-18-2012 11:14 PM
Nice job. Remember the movement needs to be cleaned and oiled every 3-5 years and it will last a long time.I have built a lot of clocks but never a Grandfather because we had no place to put it. Additionally the one I would want to build uses a $2000.00 movement with tubular chimes. You can see a couple of mine in my projects. You got a good price on your movement.Merrit Antiques is a good place to get quality clock parts. Their web site is awkward to use but you can order their catalog.
-- Les B, Oregon
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#13 posted 12-19-2012 12:15 AM
very nice grandfather clock.i want to build one of one day. i have made some clocks only three though. my next thing is what i want to do is make some glass panel doors for some mantel clocks. but my only problem is that i have never made any.could you give me some ideas. i see you know how. looks like you have no problem
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#14 posted 12-19-2012 12:21 AM
Excellent! I have a clock movement that I’ve been storing and carting all around the country with every move we’ve made I’ve had it for about 35 years. It came out of an old g-father clock that my inlaws had. The cabinet got wet and started to come apart and they were going to throw it away, so I kept the mechanism.
SOME DAY… I will build myself a case for the clock mech I have.
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#15 posted 12-19-2012 12:42 AM
there is a plan out there somewhere I would have to do some searching but is is a cradle or box that you make and install the movements into then you can just slide it into the clock case.
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