|Build this heirloom quality Traditional Grandfather Clock with this detailed plans. Some of the most sought after and enviable home decorations are grandfather clocks. For many people, the mellow, soothing chiming of a grandfather clock, is the sound that turns a house into a home. Standing tall and dignified, they are large stately beings with personalities of their own.
It emerges from the lore of old as a doubly prized possession, when the clock is constructed by the good craftsperson of the house. Create your own family heirloom and keepsake that will be treasured for generations to come. Anyone who builds one of these timepieces, will never lack a conversation piece in their home. Grandfather clocks are about making a bold statement of style.
Features: Make mostly from 3/4in thick oak boards and oak plywood. Classic traditional styled design. Tempered glass inserts on sides, lower front door and clock face door. Decorative trim details such as edge beads and face flutes are easily done with a router. Clock hardware kit (purchased separately), features a battery powered quartz clock movement with pendulum, brass weight shells with chain, brass plated Tempus Fugit clock dial and the Westminster chime sounds (Big Ben) on the hour and quarter hour.
Size: Clock measures 6ft tall by 2in wide by 12in deep.
Plans Include: Detailed step-by-step instructions, full-size traceable patterns (where needed), in-progress pictures, exploded diagrams and complete materials lists and cutting schedules. Also included is a source for the clock hardware (battery clock movement, weights, chain, dial face, etc.).
Skill Level: Moderate to advanced woodworking skills required.