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One day while out in my shop, I was thinking about what I should make next..

I happened to look up, & spotted a pendulum clock works package sitting on a shelf gathering dust.

I had purchased it quite some time ago.

I sat down, & drew out the dimensions for the face frame, & started cutting out parts for it.


I used an ogee raised panel bit on the face frame. It really enhanced the beautiful grain figure of the Black Ash.

I don't know why they call it Black Ash, because the wood is so light colored.

In my estimation, Walnut, & Black Ash, seem to be an excellent partnership.

I've made some other projects with this combination, with very satisfying results.


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"IT'S ALMOST AS GOOD AS OREO COOKIES. AND MILK"
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Next I cut, & assembled the parts for the top & side panels.

Then I proceeded to make the crown mouldings for the top & bottom.

The finish is Satin Lacquer.


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The overall dimensions are: 5" X 16" X 26". The clock face is 8" X 8".
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This a loving substitute for a request by Barb, who wanted a Grandmothers clock.

She loves it, & thinks this one is fantastic, but she may still get her wish in the days to come.


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"I THINK IT TURNED OUT PRETTY NICE, JUST BY CUTTING, AND GLUING PIECES TOGETHER
UNTIL IT TURNED INTO THIS BEAUTIFUL CLOCK".
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It's now proudly hanging on our living room wall.

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This happens to be another project that came from a re-sawn Black Walnut railroad tie.
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Truly lovely; nice figure in the stiles on that clock.
 

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Really pretty.

I'm currently working on a clock something like this one in all walnut. I'll post it when I'm done (if it comes out decent, that is).
 

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Very nice Dick. You can never have too many clocks.

Dick have you seen the plans that Sommerfield (the router bit people) have of a desktop grandfather clock. I helped a friend in the construction of his.

If I remember correctly a couple of the parts had incorrect sized on the plans. So if you purchase them, check all dimensions before cutting, or have a little extra wood.

The clock is made out of 1/2" wood except for a couple of trim pieces that are thicker.

he made his out of Cherry and I veneered some cherry burl in the display area above the dial and behind the pendulum.

It's a nice looking clock.
 

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Thanks Karson, I'll check that out sometime.
 

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That is very nice, Dick… besides the guitars, probably one of my more favorite ones of yours.
 

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Thanks for the link Karson,
It's kind of odd that they don't give the dimensions of anything on their listings.
 

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That's because Mark Summerfeld is a Lumberjock. A real Lumberjock looks at the picture, figures out his own size and then re-does the entire thing to fit his or her self.
 

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I didn't even use a plan for my clock, & the only picture I had was in my head, so that qualifies me as a Lumberjock.
 

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You're a lumberjock by any definition!
 

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Dick
I'd say it's about 3 ft high. If I remember my buddy bought 3 bundles of 5 bd ft of 1/2" cherry lumber. He was a little short because a couple of pieces were bigger than what he got in the packages. So I found a couple of beautiful grained cherry pieces and we made up the missing pieces that he needed.

The 5 bd ft were actually 5 square ft. They charge for a bd ft on any wood less than 1" thick. he got it a Wall Lumber on the web and they shipped it to him. The packages were probably 4' long or so maybe longer. If you can get some 5/4 cherry and have a bandsaw. You can cut your own 1/2" thick stuff and save some money. When I do that I tend to cut to a little above finished size. and then the resawing is not using 8" wide boards but maybe 2" or 3" wide which makes it easier to control and handle.
 
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