Country Cottage Grandfather Clock

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Project by Chris posted 03-28-2014 03:19 PM 2190 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This design from Dirk Boelman has been around quite awhile. I decided to go outside my comfort zone and give it a try. I am glad I did! Mostly I do scroll work with small intricate parts…and this was a change of pace. 102 hours over 6 weeks, 230 pieces, 304 interior cuts and a whole lot of fun. I kept price of my costs (wood, pattern, clock parts, etc.) and was a little shocked at how much I spent! (cannot post it here…if the wife sees it I may be shot!) I would highly recommend Dirk’s patterns. This one was very detailed, with 85 steps, helpful hints, and very easy to follow. I am looking forward to making some of his other designs. Thanks for looking!

-- Chris, Virginia

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#1 posted 03-28-2014 04:04 PM

That is an incredible piece of workmanship. I can’t imagine how much patience this must have taken.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 03-28-2014 04:30 PM

I’l second cajunpen, lot’s of work, good workmanship.
I am surprised that it was only 102 hours.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 03-28-2014 04:40 PM

looks like an incredible amount of work, but well worth the effort. It is beautiful.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 03-28-2014 04:50 PM

OH MY GOSH – I’m outta words to describe what I’m seeing, and I mean that in a good, good way !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#5 posted 03-28-2014 04:51 PM

I’m impressed with all the work you did.
My wife’s opinion……Now who is going to dust it? LOL

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 03-28-2014 05:54 PM


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#7 posted 03-28-2014 07:00 PM

WOW thats intricate love it I love clocks

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

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#8 posted 03-28-2014 07:25 PM

Wow, great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 03-28-2014 07:33 PM

absolutely gorgeous! Can’t wait to tackle some scroll saw clocks myself! Yours is an inspiration!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#10 posted 03-28-2014 08:37 PM

Amazing work Sir. You have created an heirloom that will be around for generations

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#11 posted 03-28-2014 10:24 PM

Great seeing you next to it for scale, really puts it into perspective.

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#12 posted 03-29-2014 04:41 AM

Very Nice and Well done! Thanks for Posting.


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#13 posted 03-29-2014 10:38 AM

Thanks so much for all the nice comments. I am going to add lights inside each tier to make it glow at night.

-- Chris, Virginia

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#14 posted 03-29-2014 02:36 PM

one of my favorites

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 03-29-2014 04:39 PM

That’s quite a conversation piece and very nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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