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Project by Dan posted 01-14-2013 07:41 PM 1956 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 01-14-2013 07:44 PM

Great job a wonderfully unique design.

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isetegija

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 07:50 PM

Nice little clock , well done.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 07:55 PM

hee hee cool, I love clocks

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Dan

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#4 posted 01-14-2013 07:57 PM

”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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#5 posted 01-14-2013 08:08 PM

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Dan

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#6 posted 01-14-2013 08:16 PM

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 01-14-2013 09:17 PM

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 St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Dan

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#8 posted 01-14-2013 10:01 PM

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 01-14-2013 10:05 PM

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

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 01-14-2013 11:38 PM

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dan

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#11 posted 01-15-2013 12:13 AM

”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 01-15-2013 12:27 AM

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 01-15-2013 03:30 AM

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Fishinbo

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#14 posted 01-15-2013 02:57 PM

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

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