| I made this grandfather clock as a x-mas gift for my wife in 2003. By this time I
had built up a pretty well rounded wood shop to take on most task, I did buy a couple
machines to help speed things along . I decided to started it around 12/5/03. I used red oak
for the beauty and stability of the project. I bought all the wood, or so I thought "A couple
trips back to the mill." I purchased the movement from a online clock company Empire
Clocks Inc. It has been almost 4 years now a never any problems with the movement, They
are aces in my book. I purchased most of the hardware before hand. I also ordered
"many"special router bits to do the profiles I envisioned $$$. I had to route & glue multiple
boards together to achieve the thickness for many of the profiles on the parts I was making.
I searched all the clock manufactures till I found a print design that looked close to what I
wanted to build. The print wasn't as useful as I thought, soon after beginning I added much
more originality to the designs of the parts. It was enjoyable project to make and will stand
the test of time for generation to come.
|This is the top portion of the door frame
|This is the front frame of the case being assembled
|The door frame
|The case and the door in final assembly
|Fitting the first part of the face plate and
|I used my stencils and protractors to layout
the design for the head frame.
|This was by far the hardest part to fabricate.
More time went into layout and making jig's
and fixtures to make this . This is where all
those route bits $$$ came into play.
|The finished head piece Installed on the case.
The miters on each edge were crucial to making
a seamless transition. The door frame was also
installed at this point.
|Many thing are going on here. I made &
installed a 3" thick base with multi profiled
routed it to it. I also am installing rope
moulding I bought from Lowes. I would have
preferred to have made my own design but I
don't have a lathe . I also made and installed
the movement face mount,but I'll get to that