- Build a Tall Case or “Grandfather” Clock with Mike Siemsen
- 03/28/09 - 03/29/09
- Mike Siemsen’s School of Woodworking - Chisago City
A tall clock is an imposing piece of furniture. Built at a time when clocks were usually owned by scientists and the wealthy, the cases were typically ornate. Common people told time by the sun, or the town clock, which was free. While they appear to be rather daunting to build the construction can be broken down into manageable units.
Tall Case Clock (continued)
We will go over the basics of why a clock case is designed the way it is. We will build the case in three sections which can be completely assembled here or left apart to fit in your car or shipping crate. We will cover skills like layout, turning, carcass dovetails, mortise and tenon, making straight moldings, planing, scraping, carving the gooseneck moldings and cutting glass. A clock case is a tour de force of your woodworking skills and will be a family treasure for years to come. You can order movements from www.greenlakeclock.com. You will need to have your dial painted, we can recommend a dial painter to you.
Cost: $1400, includes hardware
Materials: $200 plus Movement
- Mike Siemsen’s School of Woodworking - Website
- 9912 Green Lake Trail
- Chisago City
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