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Posted: 2/25/2002 4:17:35 AM EDT
Finally got this thing assembled! Probably invested 50 hours or so over 2 months getting it together. I built it from a kit from Emperor Clock. I'm regulating the timekeeping and adjusting the chime hammers so the clock is still pulled away from the wall just a bit. The case is solid 3/4" cherry. Movement is their top of the line with 9 brass tubular bells, you can see them in the pics. Hope these pics are OK. Full View: [img]http://imagep.webphotos.iwon.com//1000028826/1000028826_224200285718PM0.8158184.jpg[/img] Hood Detail [img]http://imagep.webphotos.iwon.com//1000028826/1000028826_224200285718PM0.9665273.jpg[/img] Base Detail: This pic shows the correct color the other pics are darker than real life. [img]http://imagep.webphotos.iwon.com//1000028826/1000028826_224200285821PM0.9837305.jpg[/img] I can't get to this board from work any more (Nazis) so I'll answer any questions later tonite. See ya.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 4:43:10 AM EDT
Hey that's pretty damn nice!
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 5:20:47 AM EDT
Nice looking clock. I have always liked grandfather clocks for some reason. Interesting choice in window treatments though......
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 5:24:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 5:36:57 AM EDT
Excellent! That's just damn beautiful! I don't have a grandfather clock (yet!), but I do have three wind-up clocks in my home, including a coo-koo clock my sister bought for me in Munich. I probably spend about 30 minutes a day, at least, making certain that the clocks are wound, and keeping accurate time. There's nothing like the satisfaction of hearing all three clocks chime at the same time! Eric The(RequiresAttention,ButPaysOffNicely)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 6:20:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 8:43:01 AM EDT
Holy smokes, I somehow got in from work (Nazis asleep at the switch).[sleep] Thanks for all the kind words. If you have ever heard the 'chimes' on a big pipe organ, say at church, thats what this clock sounds like when it chimes. As usual, I didn't want to pay the extra $$ for the tubular chimes but now I'm glad I did. Anyway I can't enough nice things about the Emperor clock company. I had a few problems along the way but every time I called they sent me whatever I needed.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 8:56:52 AM EDT
That is one absolutely gorgeous clock!
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 8:57:48 AM EDT
Congratulations, that looks very nice.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 8:59:36 AM EDT
You rock! Hats off to your fine looking craftsmanship. Perfect on a hardwood floor.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 10:01:26 AM EDT
Very nice! Isn't it great when a project finally comes together.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 10:16:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 10:21:27 AM EDT
Excellent work!
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 3:49:05 PM EDT
So, what size groups are you getting? ..and M4A3 "window treatments"? Those are fucking curtains. You've been watching too much Chrissy Lowe.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 4:24:33 PM EDT
Damn Fine Work! Give Yourself a big "Atta-boy"! From all of us! I'm wondering what the cost of such a piece would be? If I may be bold enough to ask. Tall Shadow
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 4:50:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 9:14:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2002 9:19:06 AM EDT by ECS]
Originally Posted By Aimless: [url=]http://www.emperorclock.com/[/url] This is the place, right? How tough is to build one of these? Is it assembly, or is woodworking involved? I am envious, but I assume that this is probably beyond my "4-H Birdhouse" skills.
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Yes thats their web site, I would recommend you request one of their printed catalogs. Their web site doesn't really have much. Its basically just assembly, sanding, and finishing. The parts are all cut. Some trim parts are too long and you need to trim to fit. The mitres are already cut. Trim cuts can be done with a 90 degree mitre. When I was done with assembly some trim parts projected beyond the rear of the case so I had to sand them down flush with a pad sander. You need to be able to understand exploded parts diagrams, mostly follow directions. If you scew up a trim piece beyond hope you can get replacements. The most difficult assembly step for me was installing the internal rails that support the movement. If these are not correctly located, then the dial will not be centered up/down in the case. I decided to err a little 'low' and then used wood shims to bring the dial up to the exact center. The only power tool you really need is a drill, with countersinks and pilot holes being a must. Oh I almost forgot, I'm getting "minute of minute" accuracy [smoke]
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 9:25:09 AM EDT
That thing is sweet ECS. I was hoping you would let us know as soon as you finished it. If you don't mind me asking, what was the total parts cost including the movement? You may have told us before but I forgot. This looks like something I might like to tackle when I get a little more free time.
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 2:04:34 PM EDT
I spent $900 for the case and glass. The movement (their top of the line) was another $1,200. Their least expensive kits (which are very nice) will probably run around $1,000 for everything.
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 3:48:16 PM EDT
I thought you said Glock. Beautiful timepiece you have.
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 3:56:34 PM EDT
great looking clock. all of my clocks ar digital though. the air force put a stop to ol ar15.com at work . though i can get on [url]www.jobrelatedstuff.com[/url] hope it works for ya. it does me!
Link Posted: 2/27/2002 5:50:25 PM EDT
congrats on a job well done [:)]
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