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Blog entry by Charles Mullins posted 04-09-2008 04:16 PM 1188 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I must admit that I have been bitten by the Tallcase Clock bug and I am starting my fifth.

This is one is close to the size of the first four, BUT it is going to be a little fancier. This clock case will have beveled corners on the lower case, fluted columns on the waist and swan neck moldings on the hood. I’m not sure as yet what else I will do. It’s a design/work in process.

At the present time I have the basic case framed up and am ready to finish the hood then on to making doors.

I plan to put some home cut veneers on the waist door and lower case panel, maybe a little below the swan neck moldings.

Part #2 coming—-soon I hope!

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

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-09-2008 04:46 PM

Hi Charles,

You sound like you have a good start here. Why not post some pictures to this blog so that we cans see what progress you are making.

It sounds as if you have made the mental commitment and have the overall design worked out. I find that these two aspects of the project are the biggest hindrances for me, personally, when starting a new project.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-09-2008 05:57 PM

Hi Charles

It sounds like a master piece in the making. I am sure it will be beautiful and a work of art because you are the one making it. Looking forward to seeing some pictures of it. Who gets this one?

God Bless
Your friend Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Charles Mullins

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#3 posted 04-09-2008 08:31 PM

Scott, Tom,

I would liike to put pictures in this space but I don’t know how. Maybe I can figure it out.

I figured it out!

So here is the basic frame—-
And the upper waist molding—-
And last, the Swan Neck molding—

Well, no pictures but I’ll figure that out later!

This one is for my step-son, Tom, if it dosen’t get sold first! If it does I’ll just have to make another one—what a shame! Hee Hee!

Thanks for you encouragement!

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

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#4 posted 04-09-2008 09:35 PM

This is looking good.

If you want the pictures to show up, just add an explanation point before and one after each link. I always click the green PREVIEW button to see if I did it right before I post it.

Good luck,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 04-09-2008 11:51 PM

Like this:

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Just remove the spaces to get this:

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 04-13-2008 04:08 PM

That looks awesome charles

-- Can't is not a word

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