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    An update on my last post. After sending...

    An update on my last post.

    After sending photos to the company with the damage to the timber and explaining it, they came back to me to fix things. Which was a better outcome than expected.

    The...
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    Pinged right off!

    So today I had some tradies in the shed, drilling holes through the slab to fill the void beneath it with concrete. I told them when they arrived that I work from and everything in the shed can be...
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    I've pondering and drawing stuff on the shower glass

    So, I reckon I'm where I want to be with this now.

    I've brought back the Column end post and above it the Front gallery trim plates and Crown trim plate returns.

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    Beneath the column...
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    G’day Lappa, thanks for taking the time to...

    G’day Lappa,

    thanks for taking the time to show your clock and reply too. I’ve been playing in SketchUp this arvo and think I might have a solution, after the feedback that everyone’s taken the...
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    I had thought of that Skew, but after a lot of...

    I had thought of that Skew, but after a lot of thought I’ve never seen anything like that before, so I went about pondering other such musings.
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    Okay, looking for opinions here

    My big stuff up has been a blessing in disguise and if I had gone ahead with things as they were I might've missed something, and this is where I need your thoughts.

    Looking at the left of...
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    It had always bugged me how I had this unsightly...

    It had always bugged me how I had this unsightly area of the frame where it fixes to the base. You wouldn't necessarily see it from the outside of the clock, but it'd be there like a great sore thumb...
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    Fitting the seat board mounting cleats

    This is another step, where I took everything about slow and careful, everything in the clock is built around the seat board mounting cleats being exact in their dimension and exact in where they go...
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    Like minds NewLou 👍😎👍 Over Christmas I was...

    Like minds NewLou 👍😎👍

    Over Christmas I was thinking how bench dogs and my way of clamping stock down for dominoing wasn’t really giving what I wanted, and there had to be a better way. So I did...
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    G’day Bob, Wise words, my fault goes back to...

    G’day Bob,

    Wise words, my fault goes back to forgetting the extra allowance I forgot to add on the router templates, so before I shut the shed up yesterday I went back and added the extra needed...
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    Well the update for today and I took a day off...

    Well the update for today and I took a day off for my birthday to work in the shed getting the crown moulding installed. That idea fell in a disappointing heap when I found I hadn’t allowed enough of...
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    G’day Andrew, yes the crown moulding runs around...

    G’day Andrew, yes the crown moulding runs around to the sides 👍
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    Crown moulding part 2

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    I've been a bit nervous about this next step in the crown moulding and had gone backwards and forwards measuring things, which I'm glad I did, otherwise I would've stuffed up as what I'd...
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    Thanks Cliff, I’ll go with that. So it’s now got...

    Thanks Cliff, I’ll go with that. So it’s now got boat bits in the clock 😁
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    The thing

    I don't know what this element of a grandfather clock is called, so I'm calling it a thing. Some grandfather clocks have them, others don't and I like it when they do have them.

    This thing runs...
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    Trim caps

    One of the things I moved onto next were the trim caps. The caps are fixed to the top of the base.

    They're pretty simple, just router the desired profile mitre them and glue.

    The fun part of it...
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    Split crown moulding- part 1

    Every step of this build has been something I've looked forward to, the crown moulding in particular, partly due to the amount of planning and experimentation I'd done to get to the point of starting...
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    As good as your skills in skydiving I’d guess. If...

    As good as your skills in skydiving I’d guess. If I asked SHMBO to see up a slip for it, I’d first get asked, ‘when did you get that?’ And ‘how much did that cost you?’ But good idea mate
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    Not a bad idea Bob38S 👍

    Not a bad idea Bob38S 👍
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    Creating some ballast beneath the pedestal base

    One of the next things I worked on was to create a boxed housing (that sounds pretty good :U) with some ballast so that the grandfather clock would be more stable standing in its final home.

    After...
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    G’day Bob38S, Thanks mate. I’m always for more...

    G’day Bob38S,

    Thanks mate. I’m always for more than it might need 👍 and so I’d rather be sure than sorry.
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    Dial Trim Panel installed

    Then fast forward a week when I let the dial trim panel sit in it's clamps for a week, mostly because the next opportunity to continue work on the grandfather clock was the next weekend.

    Sanding...
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    Dial Trim Panel

    It's about time I got back in here and updated things, poor Wongo is probably beside himself waiting for me to update you lot.

    The dial trim panel is probably the most important thing of this...
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    The base

    So I grabbed Dj's spare Triton a few weeks ago and got back into the shed to get the grandfather clock back into action.

    I'd spent a lot of time trying to work out how I might tackle the base of...
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    Well that didn’t last long and stuffed up my...

    Well that didn’t last long and stuffed up my plans in the shed this weekend.

    The router with its new brushes worked enough for me to do a dummy run with a bit, then it died. So it’s something more...
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    No rush mate. When you do you do :thumbsup:

    No rush mate. When you do you do :thumbsup:
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    Happy days!

    So I pulled the old brushes out again, had a look at the new and old and the older ones are worn so that they're concave on the contact ends (my limit of writing technically)

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    Didn't...
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    Maaate (trying to tag good bloke DJ, but I'm old...

    Maaate (trying to tag good bloke DJ, but I'm old and challenged), let me know and I'll happily buy it off you as a spare if the price is right.
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    Wow! So I’ve got the brushes from the UK in 7...

    Wow! So I’ve got the brushes from the UK in 7 days, you can’t post a letter an it get that fast to its destination from suburb to suburb in Melbourne.

    Now after work to see if the brushes are the...
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    With not much happening while I wait for the...

    With not much happening while I wait for the brushes for the router to arrive from England, I thought I'd put this teaser up. These will be the base and cap for the column.

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    No I didn't...
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    I saw that too 👍 I’ve sent off an email asking if...

    I saw that too 👍 I’ve sent off an email asking if they still have the TRA001 in stock at $480? In the meantime I’ve ordered new brushes from the Trition mob in England. From what my router was doing...
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    Good idea Duke. 👍

    Good idea Duke. 👍
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    Thanks Treecycle, I did see that link when I...

    Thanks Treecycle, I did see that link when I searched. I think though the desktop view of the website had a availability stock date of 2014? So I wondered if it’s an old page that’s not been updated...
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    Thanks for the suggestion Jpdv, but the...

    Thanks for the suggestion Jpdv, but the Mast-R-Lift II is for fixed base routers only. I’m not looking for a lift plus router, just a plunge router that fits the existing lift. I couldn’t find an...
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    Wongo my dear friend, the grandfather clock just...

    Wongo my dear friend, the grandfather clock just had a sudden catastrophe occur. My Triton TRA001 has died, and until I find something to fit into the Incra lift, it’s on a hold.

    Pretty much every...
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    That’s a fantastic idea, Bob38S. Two thumbs up...

    That’s a fantastic idea, Bob38S. Two thumbs up for that one 👍
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    Holy hell Batman, my Triton TRA001 just died!

    So my Triton router, TRA001 has just died :C.

    It's been a workhorse in my r/table coupled with an Incra Mast-R-Lift (first version) and the $480 I originally paid for it at Bunnies, is now easily...
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    No rush, hasn’t been any to date, so why now? 👍

    No rush, hasn’t been any to date, so why now? 👍
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    G’day Bob38S, There’s a fair bit to go yet....

    G’day Bob38S,

    There’s a fair bit to go yet. I’m not concerned regarding stability with the footprint etc. I’m next working on the pedestal base which adds a fair bit of weight in itself. An...
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    G’day Yvan, The panels are about 70mm wide, I...

    G’day Yvan,

    The panels are about 70mm wide, I think without checking anything. I was surprised, Fujian Mahogany is surprisingly light. I’d take a guess that it’s near the weight of Qld Silky Oak.
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    G’day Cliff, No. Mr Wongo said I can’t finish...

    G’day Cliff,

    No. Mr Wongo said I can’t finish until everyone’s vaccinated.

    Is it that long since I won that Mulga in the Free Prize Draw? You could always send it down. I was up there 2 years...
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    Glueing up the front frame chassis and gable sides and a bit of pondering

    Today was a major step forward being able to glue up the front chassis and gable sides.

    Glue ups stress the hell out of me, it's one of those times that if things start to go wrong, you can hear...
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    Hot glue and flyscreen rubber

    If anyone can remember back when I built that great big cabinet, when I was doing the floating panels I first put flyscreen rubber in the rails and stiles so that the floating panels would be nicely...
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    Bugger and another glue up

    Sometimes it takes a heck of a lot of work to seemingly get no where, then you have a day when you get no where because you bugger up and mis-calculate a measurement, that happened last Saturday when...
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    Locks, knobs and escutsheons

    The next part of the getting the left and right gable frames and front chassis frame ready is to measure and mark out where the tongue for the locks will need to go.

    Due to the hinges that I'm...
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    It's all about jigs

    Jigs make my life easy. With 7 hinges: 2 per side door to the movement, either side; 3 hinges to the door; and only 10 minutes to make for a simple jig, they make my life easier when things are...
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    The frirst glue up

    If all works out I've been able to attach a zipped copy of the grandfather clock in Sketchup for anyone who might be interested (created with Sketchup Pro 2018)

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    So the last several days...
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    AlexS, no mate I hadn't dropped off. Just been...

    AlexS, no mate I hadn't dropped off. Just been busy creating other mancaves and building a greenhouse for my plants, as one of my escape rooms. Bob, I was wondering who'd be the first to make...
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    2 years since I started this and I haven't got...

    2 years since I started this and I haven't got very far since Aug 2018. But the stars have aligned, I've got just under a month left before I go back to work and it's about time I got stuck into this...
  50. WANTED:VIC Thanks for that Verawood. I'll check it out.

    Thanks for that Verawood. I'll check it out.
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