Banjo Clock

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Project by Big_Bob posted 04-04-2008 04:51 AM 2157 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this banjo clock for my second daughter’s college graduation. It is patterned after Simon Willard clocks dated around 1810. My daughter collected cherubs so I took come liberties with the design. In place of the normal eagle finial I used a cherub finial I got from a clock supplier. I also had a local artist Juanita Niemeyer reverse paint cherubs on the glass. I used recycled mahogany came from an old bookcase. The movement was made by David Lindlow of Lake Ariely, PA. If anyone would like to build on of these email me at [email protected] and I can put you in touch with all the suppliers as well as the guy I bought the plans from.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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Earle Wright

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#1 posted 04-04-2008 04:53 AM

Beautiful adaptation of a classic!

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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#2 posted 04-04-2008 08:31 AM

Very nice job. I congratulate your artist on her work also.

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

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#3 posted 04-04-2008 09:54 AM

Excellent work Bob.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 04-04-2008 10:51 AM

This is stunning. I’ll bet your daughter loved it.

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#5 posted 04-04-2008 12:11 PM

Hi Bob,

The clock is simply beautiful and the artwork add a stunning detail to the piece.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#6 posted 04-08-2008 01:36 AM


You have done it again. Another beautiful clock. Thank You.

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

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#7 posted 04-21-2009 09:47 PM

WOW this rocks..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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