Tall Case Grandfather Clock

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Project by HeirloomWoodworking posted 06-06-2008 09:55 PM 3608 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This clock is actually a repost of a previously shown unfinished project. I have been lax (or too busy) in getting my completed projects posted at this wonderful site. I now have my pictures in order and will be posting several new project in the coming days.

This clock is the completed version of the unfinished clock show in my project post “Room Full of Grandfathers”

Like the other grandfather cases that I have made, this clock is entirely handmade in locally purchased red oak and no purchased mouldings were used.

I finished the oak case in a custom mix of 3 different oil based stains and then applied 3 coats of gloss and 3 coats of semi-gloss General Finishes Arm-R-Seal (a great product that I recommend each of you try) for a deep warm appearance.

The movement is a Hermle cable driven triple chime. The chimes are very clear and the melody carries through the entire house.

A real challenge to my skills as a woodworker and an ultimate joy to create I enjoy thinking of the life that this clock will have in its owners home and will hopefully be passed down for generations to enjoy.

Thanks For letting me share

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#1 posted 06-06-2008 10:03 PM

Fantastic piece of woodworking!

It must be nice to know that something you made will go on ticking long after you’re gone. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 06-06-2008 10:22 PM

Great looking clock! Fantastic job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Randy Sharp

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#3 posted 06-06-2008 11:21 PM

Simply gorgeous! The grandfather clock is on my short list of life-goal projects.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#4 posted 06-06-2008 11:52 PM

That is a very nice looking clock!

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#5 posted 06-07-2008 02:16 AM

I love how you said this: “A real challenge to my skills as a woodworker and an ultimate joy to create I enjoy thinking of the life that this clock will have in its owners home and will hopefully be passed down for generations to enjoy.”

So true…i think there is no doubt this piece will be passed down and loved for a looooong time…beautiful job…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 06-07-2008 02:56 AM

Beautiful! I want to do one. You will live on through your work.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#7 posted 06-07-2008 10:55 AM

Trev that is quite a title Head Termite and Servant to the Queen. I thinK I would be honored to be adorned with a moniker like that. That is a beautiful clock and you deserve all the praise you’ve been bestowed with. If you can make something of such beauty you my friend can do anything. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 06-07-2008 02:01 PM

Wow. I love the texture of the woods you’ve chosen. Simple looks great.

-- JJohn

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#9 posted 06-07-2008 02:30 PM

Beautiful job! Your talents will be enjoyed for many years.

-- Bill, Florida

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#10 posted 06-08-2008 04:50 AM

Exquisite detail and design. A heirloom to cherish for years to come. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Don Kondra

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#11 posted 06-08-2008 05:53 AM

Hi Trev,

Good work…

Can you tell me what provisions you made in the case to allow adjusting the chime hammers?

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra – Furniture Designer/Maker

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#12 posted 06-08-2008 01:55 PM

Excellent example of craftmanship.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 06-09-2008 03:50 AM

Gorgeous clock. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#14 posted 06-09-2008 03:32 PM

Thank you all for the praise and kind words. I feel that the ultimate compliment is when you recieve the acceptance and admiration of your peers. So many of you have wonderful project that I marvel at and know that they are way beyond my own abilities. I am humbled by your comments on my projects.

Don….The cathedral side grills are removeable, allowing full access to the chime hammers and most adjustments of the movement.

Again, Thanks for allowing me to post

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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Scott Bryan

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#15 posted 06-13-2008 11:04 AM


This is a gorgeous clock. I really like the column moldings and the side grills. They add nice details to the piece. Your finish is excellent as well.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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