Smaller grandfather clock plans?

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Forum topic by Nduetime posted 07-27-2015 01:53 AM 612 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-27-2015 01:53 AM

I’m a newly registered member but have been viewing this site for about two years now. I’m not entirely sure which forum this post should go. If it should be moved to another one on this site, could a moderator make that possible?

I’ve recently found out that I will be a father to be earlier next year. I’ve always had this idea of breaking the new to my father by presenting him with a grandfather clock. One issue I have is I need to be able to ship him the clock since we’re separated by a couple thousand miles. I’ve searched online for some smaller, tabletop grandfather plans but seem to be striking out. I assume it’s possible to shrink a larger plan down to fit my needs but I thought I’d reach out to the community here to see if anyone had any knowledge of smaller grandfather clock plans out there?

Much appreciation


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#1 posted 07-27-2015 01:25 PM

Look for grandmother clock plans. There is a company on Cape Cod, MA somewhere which sells all sorts of plans and kits. Can’t remember the name, sorry.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 07-27-2015 06:28 PM

I am in the process of building a moderate size clock. It still might be hard to ship. However, I have documented my thought process so far:

Warning, lots of words, end result, pile of wood in garage.

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#3 posted 07-27-2015 07:40 PM

How about a scaled down design that would be around 24” tall in the shape of a grandfather clock? It would be significantly easier to build and ship. You could find a reasonably cheap battery powered movement with a pendulum.

-- Steve

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#4 posted 07-29-2015 03:42 PM

Thank you for the replies. I’m thinking a ~24” size would be ideal for both my financial and shipping purposes. Basically just take an existing full sized clock plan and scale it down to my desired size.

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#5 posted 07-29-2015 04:45 PM

I did a Google search for miniature grandfather clock kit found several matches.

Here one that is selling plans.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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