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Grandfather Clock

One of the things that gives the grandfather clock its great look is the hardware that’s used. The 2" ball-tipped butt hinge (PB-407B), pendant pull (MS-14), brass ball catches (BC-275), and the upholstery tacks (T-5) used for the clock face markers all came from Horton Brasses, Inc.

To make the face of the clock, you’ll need a piece of .020" brass plate. The piece of brass plate (#8956K73) I used was ordered from McMaster-Carr.

The doors of the clock call for a couple of pieces of beveled glass. I ordered the glass I used at a local glass store. If needed, Rockler has flexible quarterround glass stop (#34748).

One of the more important items you’ll need is the clock movement. I used a Kieninger mechanical clock mechanism (#084103) that I ordered from S. LaRose. It came complete with hands, cables, weights, shells, pulleys, key, and a stick pendulum with a brass bob. The set of clock face numerals (#085778B) came from S. LaRose as well. And you’ll need a can of Rust-Oleum hammered finish spray paint for the numerals.

If you build the display case clock, you’ll need a different clock mechanism. For this, I used a quartz movement (#812174) that I ordered from S. LaRose. Again, the ½"-thick glass shelves were ordered from a glass store.

Finish information: I stained the clock with two coats of Bartley Brown Mahogany Gel Stain, then sprayed on a clear water-based topcoat.

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