Vienna Regulator Clock

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Project by Big_Bob posted 04-07-2008 11:52 PM 4916 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the clock I made as a gift for my oldest daughter when she graduated college.

I found the inspiration for this clock in a book by E. J. Tyler called Clocks & Watches. The third photo is the scanned image from the book. I liked the simple lines and I especially liked the ribbon shaped crown.

Of course there were no plans available for this clock so I bought a set of plans for a Vienna Wall Regulator just I could get the dimensions right. Then I redrew them to emulate the photo of the original 18th century clock.

The wood is Honduras Mahogany, the movement is German, the dial is hand painted by The Dial House in Georgia and the finish is MinWax Antique Oil.

If you would like a copy of the plans I can send you a free copy by email me at [email protected]

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#1 posted 04-08-2008 12:00 AM


This is a beautiful clock. The ribbon crown definately adds an unusual detail to it. I am sure that your daughter loves it.

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 04-08-2008 12:31 AM

I bet your daughter was happy to get it. Great job!

-- 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 04-08-2008 12:33 AM

Excellent work Bob. Your daughter will have a lifetime piece of beautiful furniture.

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

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#4 posted 04-08-2008 12:57 AM

Nice looking timepiece. I am sure your daughter will cherish it forever.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 04-08-2008 01:18 AM


Wow. What a beautiful clock. Thank you for sharing. That time piece is a family heirloom, for sure.

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

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#6 posted 04-08-2008 01:35 AM

looks great… by the way, what time is it?

-- making sawdust....

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#7 posted 04-08-2008 05:37 AM

Hi Bob

Simply beautiful clock. You did a wonderful job on this one. Love the top. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 04-09-2008 12:38 AM

I too like the top piece. Very unique. Excellent work.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#9 posted 04-22-2009 06:46 AM

Great time piece

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

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#10 posted 08-16-2009 09:26 PM


That clock is awesome. I am sure your daughter will always treasure it.

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#11 posted 08-16-2009 09:36 PM

Hey Bob
Very unique clock and so well done


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