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Project by Dan posted 458 days ago 1583 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This mini grandfather clock was made as a gag gift for my brother. He has always wanted a full size 8’ grandfather clock, and ever since our grandfather has gotten into scrollwork, my brother has wanted a fretwork clock.

The design is based on an antique pattern from Handicraft Ltd., circa 1890. I came across this pattern when going through one of my grandfathers pattern totes, and made myself a copy. It stands almost exactly 18” tall. This was also the first 3D piece I ever made, prior to this piece everything I did was all flat fretwork pieces.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 458 days ago

Great job a wonderfully unique design.

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isetegija

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#2 posted 458 days ago

Nice little clock , well done.

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mcoyfrog

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#3 posted 458 days ago

hee hee cool, I love clocks

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Dan

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#4 posted 458 days ago

”hee hee cool, I love clocks”

If you like clocks you should see some of my grandfather’s work. Clocks have become his main thing. The one in his living room is a building thats (if i had to guess, never measured it) about 3’ wide, 14-18” deep, and stands about 3 – 3 1/2’ tall. It is 5 stories and has the clock face in the tower.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 458 days ago

Well done. You should post some of your grandfathers work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Dan

148 posts in 458 days


#6 posted 458 days ago

Wasnt sure if that was allowed. I suppose so long as I mention in the project’s description that its my grandfather’s work, not mine, it shouldn’t be an issue.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 458 days ago

Your Clock is sweet! Nice work!

I would love to see some of your grandfarthers work also! If it’s “wood” then it’s olk!
I posted my father in law’s Lego Table a week ago. Made him very happy to see it here on LJ’’s.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Dan

148 posts in 458 days


#8 posted 458 days ago

I took some pictures whilst at my grandfather’s today. I am on my tablet at McDonalds right now, but will post them tonight when I get home.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 457 days ago

This is really a beautiful project! You did an outstanding job on it! Awesome!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 457 days ago

Great looking project : )
Did you need to put any weight in the bottom for balance ?

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Dan

148 posts in 458 days


#11 posted 457 days ago

”Did you need to put any weight in the bottom for balance ?”

Actually no, when I first reviewed the plans for the project I expected the bottom to have something to weigh it down, but there actually isn’t and it stands quite sturdy. A big part of this is due to the way the base is done, if you look closely at the first or third pictures, you’ll notice that the base gets wider and wider as you go down. Between the extra spacing between the actual feet, and the fact that the base is a 3 part base, she stands quite well.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct

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Dan

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#12 posted 457 days ago

For all of you that requested to see some of my grandfather’s work. The clock I described above can now be seen in my projects. Here’s a direct link.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 457 days ago

Thanks …it just looked a little tippy at first : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Fishinbo

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#14 posted 457 days ago

Great build and design on that awesome mini grandfather clock! Keep it up!

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