Mini Grandfather Clock

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Project by DaleMaley posted 10-13-2015 11:23 AM 1716 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch has a neat pattern for a miniature grandfather clock.

The light colored decorative scroll sawed pieces are maple.

The balance of the clock is walnut.

I used a dark walnut stain on the walnut to give the biggest color contrast possible between the light colored maple and the dark colored walnut.

The walnut, maple, clock movement, spindles, and top finial were purchased from also.

I used Nexabond glue to assemble the clock.

To see my trials & tribulations of building this clock (and there were some).......... see my web site.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 10-13-2015 12:27 PM

Incredible scrollsaw work, beautiful clock. The details are so precise made.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-13-2015 01:36 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Very nice detailed work. I built one with the pendulum a few years back and it has become a favorite in our home. Wish it looked as nice as yours. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 10-13-2015 02:42 PM

Well done, Dale. Looks like a very fun project. You certainly did a great job on it.

-- “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 10-13-2015 03:07 PM

Dale, you really did a fine job on this clock.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 10-13-2015 03:38 PM

Really pretty job there Dale.

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#6 posted 12-29-2020 04:34 PM

I updated my woodworking web site in december of 2020, to show all the photos of building the first batch of clocks in 2015 and another one in 2018.

You can use this link to see my new web page.

I found it is a lot easier to make each vertical section about 1/4” longer than the plans, then chop saw them to final length after glue up. This avoids problem of clock leaning after final assembly.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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