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    Cottage Clock

    Just finished this Connecticut Cottage Clock. Well almost, I still need to etch the lower glass but that can wait till I find some pattern that I like.

    It is a quartz non-chiming movement. The wood is walnut, and the finish is polyurethane. The case is from one of John Nelson's books and is a replica of an E.N. Welch clock from 1865. The face is my own design. Size is 11 3/4" high by 8" wide. I used animal hide glue where glue was required instead of pva glue.

    It will go to my sister-in-law for her birthday.
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    good work there jim!
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    Nice.

    I think your SIL will love it.
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    looks like a keeper what is next jim?
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    Nice looking clock Jim.
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    What a cool little clock. Well done, Jim. Those classic lines will fit in with a lot of styles.
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    Next will be a replica of a Beehive Clock from around 1840 made by the Ingraham Clock Co. I have drawn up my own plans and have started on it but it will be about 3 weeks before I can work on it. The original is about 19" high but I have reduced the whole thing by 25% so it doesn't look so massive. When the original was made, ceilings were 10-12 feet high as opposed to the 8 feet of today. I made one last year and sent it to my son. This one will go to the Clute Texas community college to be sold at their silent auction during their Madrigal festival.

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    Very nicely done, Jim. The woodworking looks great, and I like what you did for the face design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Gray View Post
    Next will be a replica of a Beehive Clock from around 1840 made by the Ingraham Clock Co. I have drawn up my own plans and have started on it but it will be about 3 weeks before I can work on it. The original is about 19" high but I have reduced the whole thing by 25% so it doesn't look so massive. When the original was made, ceilings were 10-12 feet high as opposed to the 8 feet of today. I made one last year and sent it to my son. This one will go to the Clute Texas community college to be sold at their silent auction during their Madrigal festival.
    I like the whole idea of donating work to raise money for a good cause. Kudos to you sir.
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    Super nice clock.
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