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First Mini Grandfather Clock

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Project by doubleDD posted 359 days ago 744 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bought this chiming mechanism from cherrytree.com 2 years ago and finally got around to building the clock. No plans just kept visualizing what I wanted it to be. Didn’t recess the door panel for the glass, well no biggie no one will see it, but shotty thinking on my part. But all in all I thought it came out decent. I had to cut 2 holes in the top to get the right sound from the westminister chimes. And boy let me say for a battery operated mechanism its pretty bold. Its all solid walnut made from plaques being thrown out by a Insurance. co. that was remodeling their floor. Was thinking of turning the spindles myself but I had these laying around for years and they were starting to darken so I used them. Had to make some kind of stand so I threw some maple together to bring out the contrast. It stands 28’’ tall and 10’’ wide. Hope the pictures come out good.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams





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Mark

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#1 posted 359 days ago

Dave, awesome clock! The walnut and maple do go well together. Very nice work!!!!

-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 359 days ago

Thanks for the reply Mark. I always like a lite and dark contrast in wood.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#3 posted 357 days ago

Classy looking clock! Like the design and wood colors. Love the spindles and finish. Great job!

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 357 days ago

I should of added that I don’t have any type of spraying devise so I used the old rattle cans for the lacquer finish. It took about 12 coats.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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