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Project by Dan posted 561 days ago 1776 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This clock was made by my grandfather, who was the inspiration that got me into woodworking. It is a 5 story building (7 layers altogether) with a clock in the tower. The front doors are hinged and can be opened and closed. He plans to put small lights (possibly clear christmas tree lights) throughout it so the building can be lit from within. The last picture shows my daughter, who will be 3 next month, standing beneath it as a size reference.

This clock normally sits in his living room for all to see when they visit him. Currently these pictures taken of it in his bedroom on his dresser, as he has his Christmas village on display in the living room.

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





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 561 days ago

Beautiful! Would love to see it again when he gets the lights in it.

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Dan

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#2 posted 561 days ago

Well to be honest I think this clock is complete. I dont think the lights will come to pass.

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

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hasbeen

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#3 posted 561 days ago

Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.
There is more than one reason they call it the ’left coast’?

My only suggestion is to call your insurance agent and insure it for a bunch.

Lee
Moreno Valley’s local has-been.
Servant of the Living God.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 561 days ago

Wow this is amazing a real master piece .Dan you have those great woodworking genes flowing through you ,so your destine to make your own master pieces .

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 561 days ago

Thank you for sharing this piece. The work is simply awesome. Fantastic build.

-- 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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jeffswildwood

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#6 posted 561 days ago

All I can say is I have now seen the work of a Master. Simply awesome!

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Dan

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#7 posted 561 days ago

jeffswildwood, I have to agree. Ironically enough, the pattern/plans for this clock say right on them that if you are able to complete the project, you can consider yourself a master scroller.

I can only hope to be as good as my grandfather someday.

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

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#8 posted 561 days ago

WOW ! Now that’s some serious scroll work : )

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josh

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#9 posted 561 days ago

Hole. E. Crap!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Kaleb the Swede

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#10 posted 560 days ago

Incredible. You can tell you put your heart and soul into this.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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needshave

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#11 posted 560 days ago

Any Idea how long it took you’re Grandfather to make it? Certainly his dedication to the achieving the end results was as remarkable as his talents.

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 560 days ago

Magnificent piece! It shows great talent and skills to master that craft.

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punk

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#13 posted 560 days ago

very nice job very nice you have a tall pair of shoes to follow

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Surfside

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#14 posted 560 days ago

Awesome craftsmanship! You got mad skills.

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-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Dan

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#15 posted 560 days ago

”Any Idea how long it took you’re Grandfather to make it?”

To be honest I have no idea. I asked him when I took the pictures yesterday, but didn’t really get an answer. Unfortunately my grandfather’s memory has become very finicky at best, and we don’t like to push him (for lack of a better way to put it) as he can sometimes get frustrated quickly.

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

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