Grandfather and Grandmother Clocks

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Project by ND2ELK posted 09-09-2008 05:26 AM 4326 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My good friend Charles Mullins is posting a blog on making a grandfather clock. He is one of the best craftsman in this trade I have ever seen. I admire his work and he is a true inspiration to me. I have made a few clocks but nothing like the caliber that Charles has done. I just wanted to thank him for all the beautiful pieces he has posted. The walnut grandfather clock was made from plans. The maple grandmother clock was made from my own design. Thanks Charles!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Richard Williams

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#1 posted 09-09-2008 05:59 AM

I drew up plans for a wooden pendulum clock but I can no longer see good so after trying to cut out the gears I gave up with my scroll saw. Tough job and with bad eyes it was impossible for me. However, a lady friend of mine gave me an idea to use large hard beads for the teeth instead of cutting them out. I have to redraw the whole darn clock now to see if it will work. You guys keep me inspired sincerely. All the best and God Bless All.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#2 posted 09-09-2008 06:57 AM

Tom, Beautiful clocks! I especially like the Grandmother clock.

-- He who hesitates is lost...

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#3 posted 09-09-2008 01:56 PM

Nice looking clocks. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#4 posted 09-09-2008 02:01 PM

Someday I’ll get around to trying one of these. Until then I’ll enjoy looking at yours. Thanks.

-- Master of my domain (My wife says so).

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#5 posted 09-09-2008 02:59 PM

Nice Clocks Tom!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#6 posted 09-09-2008 03:22 PM

Beautiful clocks, Tom. This is a project on my to-do list for sure. I particularly like the one you designed yourself.

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

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#7 posted 09-09-2008 10:21 PM

great job. I’d like to make a grandfather clock some day. If I start now I’ll haver it ready by the time I am one I assume. LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#8 posted 09-10-2008 06:19 AM

great clocks

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

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#9 posted 09-10-2008 07:31 AM

Excellent work on those clocks Tom. Definite heirlooms, very cool!

-- Bill, S.E. Iowa

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Charles Mullins

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#10 posted 09-10-2008 04:21 PM

Aww,Tom! You’re embarrassing me. The clock I am building is basically the dimensions of a Lonnie Bird clock printed in Fine Woodworking. I have modified it extensively to made it look like an old English clock I have a picture of. I’m trying to finish it enough to show it at a crafts show in a couple of months.

Those clocks of yours are very beautiful, Tom. You don’t have to take a back seat to any one.

God Bless,

Charlie Mullins

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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#11 posted 09-11-2008 07:06 PM

Very Nice Tom, I especially like your design of the Maple clock. When you buy the workings do they provide you with the swing arch length for the Pendulum? I’ve often wonders how I would determine the cabinet width needed for it.

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

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#12 posted 09-12-2008 10:18 AM

Hi Roz

When you buy the clock works it will tell you what width case it will fit. Thanks for asking!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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