mantel clock

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Project by tallshipsailor posted 09-12-2014 07:04 PM 1107 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built this mantel clock some time ago using 3/4 mahogany. I purchased an old mantel clock that had a very nasty, ugly, cheep case that was falling apart but I fell in love with the time piece and the sound of the chime, so I came up with a plan to build a new case. This time piece has a westminster chime every 1/4 hr.

I have this fascination for clocks and old navigational instruments.

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#1 posted 09-12-2014 11:20 PM

Great recycle of an old movement.
I have done that a couple of times and it works great. I have made so many clocks my wife says no more and I ran out of close friends to give them to. My preference is the tall wall clocks and especially with weighted movements.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 09-13-2014 12:07 AM

Nice save of a great looking clock! I would love to have a bell-chiming clock, but they’re probably too expensive!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 09-13-2014 11:33 AM

Nice clock. The movement is well suited for this style.

-- DonB

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#4 posted 09-13-2014 01:53 PM

That’s a very attractive clock and nice work too.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 09-13-2014 07:39 PM

thanks for the great comments, Les, you’re with good company! LOL! one of my other many passions is restoring cuckoo clocks. At one time I had around 15 clocks. When I moved from Spokane Wa. to Studio City, I gave most of them to friends as a reminder of my craziness!! They still talk about them.

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#6 posted 09-14-2014 01:40 AM

Great reuse of the mechanism, thank you for posting

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 03-11-2017 12:44 AM

NormanG, thanks for your comment, and I love the statement! I’m going to remember this!!!

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