200 year old clock?

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Project by knotnow posted 05-18-2013 06:22 AM 2385 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, not 200 years old but the wood I used is reclaimed American Chestnut removed from a 200 year old house or so I was informed when I purchased the wood. Carefull planing left me some nice aging to the wood along with wormholes and other character that I was hoping to retain to give this clock some nice character of it’s own. I changed a photo, I removed one and added it to my associate project to this one and added a different one here to show how I trimmed around the clock dial.

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#1 posted 05-18-2013 10:39 AM

It “APPEARS” to be a really nice clock…. but when I try to zoom the pictures, they’re too small to see it.

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#2 posted 05-18-2013 12:19 PM

Same here re the image size. I still have a clock on my to-do wish list, either a wall clock like what appears to be a very nice one, or maybe I’ll go full tilt with a free=standing GF.

Please share some details about the clock’s construction, sources for the mechanism, and any tips you may have found to be useful while building this. Thanks.

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#3 posted 05-18-2013 04:35 PM

Yeah, I don’t know what gives with the pics. My PC is down for now and I’m trying to use my wife’s notebook and I had trouble with the pics. I think I’ll try and get my daughter to help re-do the pics as they look fuzzy to me and I see what you mean about the zoom. I did the photos the same way as before but had trouble with notebook in sending them from my email to my favorite picture folder. The construction is from out of a book for a Shaker Clock but with a few modifications, most don’t have the side windows and I made a couple of changes to my liking. The fake wooden gear clock works is copied from some pics I downloaded from the net and ebay and I modified it for my needs. The key wind is not a working piece either, just there for looks.

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#4 posted 05-18-2013 08:30 PM

If not for the Vaseline over the camera lens I think it looks really nice

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#5 posted 05-18-2013 10:20 PM

Moron, yeah, I don’t get it. The pics in my phone are perfectly clear, the pics in my email are also perfectly clear, the pics in my computer are again perfectly clear, something was lost in downloading.

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#6 posted 05-18-2013 10:27 PM

I think I know what the problem is. The pictures came out small for some reason and lumberjocks increases their size which like any picture you try to increase in size, you lose definition the more you increase it’s size.

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#7 posted 05-19-2013 01:11 AM

Yep. You’re probably right, Knotnow. Your phone pictures may be setup as a “blog” size or smaller..320xsomething..or 640xsome….. Depending on the phone you should be able to change that, if is in fact setup that way.

But, when I squint, it looks like a very nice clock and I’d love to see it in detail. I like the viewing windows for the mechanics. I love to see wood and mechanisms together like this clock or say a wood-framed Morgan.

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#8 posted 05-21-2013 07:32 AM

OK, got the situation staightened out with the pictures by getting my PC up and running. New clear photos for your viewing. Both on this item and my Knot on Time submission. Now you can actually see the worm holes and that the inside view of the back board shows book end matched boards glued up, only the worm holes don’t fully match, dang worms.

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