Carved Top Piece for Clock

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Project by Phil32 posted 11-05-2018 11:24 PM 839 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago we had the opportunity to buy an antique German wall clock. It was working but was missing the top piece typical of these “regulator” clocks. At the same time I was starting an ornate carving design I had seen in a book, and I realized it could be adapted to the clock. So I incorporated some elements that carried the columns up into the top to merge with the flowers & leaves. It is probably more ornate than the original, but we like it.

Basswood, 1-1/2” x 4” x 12” – stained dark

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#1 posted 11-05-2018 11:27 PM

Very nicely done Phil. It looks like the top piece was always there from the beginning.
I like it.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 11-05-2018 11:46 PM

wow beautiful carving,works perfectly with that clock.nice work phil.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 11-06-2018 01:05 AM

Very nicely done, Phil!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#4 posted 11-06-2018 02:05 AM

All of the above comments are very correct; Great work.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 11-06-2018 03:23 AM

If you hadn’t told us the carving was a modern addition I wouldn’t have guessed. Was it difficult to match the colors?

Thanks for sharing,

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 11-06-2018 04:56 PM

Beautiful carving Phil – matches the clock well!



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