Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock
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This clock was featured in an August 2004 FWW issue. I always liked the project and finally got around to building it. The FWW version was constructed using curly Maple, but since it is a Pennsylvania tall clock – I decided to go with Pennsylvania Cherry.

Also, thanks to George L. with our local woodworkers club who turned  the four pediment columns for me.

The project involved several different applied moldings. The crown and arched molding on the upper pediment were the most challenging, involving several steps to create the profiles (used the slanted fence on the TS technique to mill the crown moldings). Also, fitting the arched framed glass dial door was a bit tricky since it inset about 1-1/4” within the arched pediment section. Special pivot hinges were used that basically “throw” the door outward as it pivots.

Stats:
Case: Cherry
Doors/Front Base panel: Curly Cherry
Clock Movement: Hermle 451.050 8-day movement
Finish: Target WB Shellac (seal coat); Target WB varnish (top coat)


   
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  Re: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock by Don_M (This clock was featu...)
Don ,  nice work, that is a beautiful piece.
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  Re: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock by Don_M (This clock was featu...)
Beautiful work, well done.
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  Re: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock by Don_M (This clock was featu...)
WOW!! Fantastic work. We'd all love to see a couple close up pics----

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  Re: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock by Don_M (This clock was featu...)
Beautiful.  A tall clock was always on my 'to do' list, but now we don't have a place to put one.  Nice job.   Yes
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  Re: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock by Don_M (This clock was featu...)
This is a beautiful piece.
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  Re: RE: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock by shoottmx (WOW!! Fantastic work...)
(05-30-2021, 06:45 AM)shoottmx Wrote: WOW!! Fantastic work. We'd all love to see a couple close up pics----

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Thanks - Here and some more/better pictures. The darn thing is so tall (90") that I could not shoot pics in my normal spot - so had too improvise. The first one is a bit washed out - I think these are a little better

   

   

   

   


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  Re: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock by Don_M (This clock was featu...)
Beautiful. A tall clock is on my bucket list. Would love to see another set of pics after a year or so as the cherry color deepens. Kudos to you for not using any toners or dyes. I think cherry looks best naturally aged.
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  Re: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock by Don_M (This clock was featu...)
Thanks for the additional pics Don_M,

Love the curly cherry accents. Goegeous work,

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  Re: RE: Completed Project - Pennsylvania Tall Clock by AHill (Beautiful. A tall c...)
(05-30-2021, 12:06 PM)AHill Wrote: Would love to see another set of pics after a year or so as the cherry color deepens.  Will do

Kudos to you for not using any toners or dyes.  I think cherry looks best naturally aged. Agree - I rarely ever uses stains or dyes. Just try to be really careful with material section and color.
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