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I'm back . . . with another clock! This one is a version (adaptation) of a 17th Century clock made from a drawing left by Galileo (in Pisa, Italy) to his son. His son attempted and failed to build his father's clock and it wasn't until the 19th century that a working model was eventually created (see Porcellottii). Today, you can see a similar clock (all metal) here - http://paneraiworld.blogspot.com/2014/01/galileo-galileis-pendulum-clock.html
Like my last clock M-10, this one is a post wedding gift to my daughter who married in April 2015 . . . yes it takes that long to design and build. It's made with East Indian Rose wood Maple, Pakauk, Ebony, Poplar (legs) and brass. The bob is fashioned from an old Waterford perfume bottle and contains sand from the beach at Islamorada (Key West, Florida) where she married. Finished with lacquer on the legs and hand rubbed tung oil followed by BrixWax (the best!). Weights are 15 lbs a piece, heavy because the escapement is inefficient by 21st century standards, and run time on a single wind is 24 hours. PS: Just learned that my M-10 clock will be published in Fine Woodworking Mag soon (Reader's Gallery) and I'm going to submit this clock later this year.

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Extremely interesting and beautiful work that you showed us! Bravo.
 

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That is a remarkable clock as always, Charles. Cutting the gears must be an elaborate process. Is the smaller dial for seconds?
 

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Absolutely beautiful.
 

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Smaller dial is seconds . . .
 

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I have no words, so I'll just leave this here…
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Hello Charles, Your work is to be highly respected, and the clocks which I have just reviewed in your postings are works to be treasured by their lucky owners. Are you a member of the NAWCC? If you are, have you entered any, or all, of your clocks in the annual members competition held in conjunction with the National Convention? If not, I would encourage you to do so. Also, after reading your home page, about wanting to enter into the busness aspect of clocks, membership in the NAWCC would be a valuable network of international contacts to launch such an endeavor. I am a member of the NAWCC and truly enjoy beautiful timepiece. My collection includes woodworks clocks by Eli Terry & Sons ca. 1823.
Enrico J. Caruso
 

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charles, as always you are the master clock maker, i stand all amazed at the level of craftsmanship, your clocks will be works of art for ages to come…
 

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I'm always amazed at your work, this is no exception. Well done sir.
 

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Hi Charles,

WOW!!! Beautiful is the first thought that crossed my mind. Masterpiece!
 

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Holy smokes that is an amazing clock! The clockworks are so intricate-and functional too! I'll bet that beauty is a joy to have in the house, and I would be watching it all the time!
 

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Sweet…..
 

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So much detail in that clock…very nice
 

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Wow, this is awesome.
 

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Stunning
 

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Beautiful!! what a work of Art!
 

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Remarkable. People like you are so inspiring and the reason I love this website.
 

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A stunning piece of work. Thanks for sharing.
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