Grandfather’s Clock – Long Time Goal Achieved
I used to make clocks from kits. As my skills have improved and I took some advanced joinery classes, I decided it was time to try a grandfather’s clock. I bought a set of plans from Klockkit in Lake Geneva, WI. I modified the Arts & Crafts plan to incorporate more Greene & Greene elements as I liked those.
The clock is made from cherry and is finished with only boiled linseed oil and Waterlox. The movement was purchased from Klockit, too.
The joinery was done primarily with my table saw. I made a jig to cut the tenons using the table saw. They tenons were only 1/8″ thick and 1/4″ long. They joined into the door frame uprights in a 1/8″ slot also cut with the table saw.
I had a blast making this and am pleased with the outcome.
The clock was a gift for my wife (and me) for our wedding anniversary.
I hope you enjoy it.
One step in the progress
Fitting the pieces together
Modified the plans to use finger joints rather than a cornice. Added the G&G pin elements.