Grandfather Clock

Marc Spagnuolo

The Grandfather Clock is a formidable time piece. Standing 76 7/8” tall, 28 1/8” wide, and 13 1/2” deep, this clock will be the showpiece of any room it resides in. Built from quartersawn white oak, it features Arts & Crafts styling with a touch of Stickley influence. The through tenon construction is beautiful and sturdy and the dark brown finish gives the project a warm and handsome appearance.

  • 19 lessons
  • 195 min
  • $90.00

This project was designed with specific clock parts in mind and we have a special 20% discount with Klockit.com for our members. Please note that the clock movement is not cheap. Take a look at the Hermle Movement we use for this project.

What You’ll Receive:

  • Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file (Metric and Imperial).
  • Hours of detailed video instruction (19 videos in total) showing every step of the build.
  • All videos and plans are digital and will be available for download upon purchase. 

What You’ll Learn:

  • The Design Process
  • Wood Selection & Grain Considerations
  • Through Mortise & Tenon Construction
  • Cutting Tapered Legs
  • Frame & Panel Construction
  • Hinge Installation
  • Glass Installation
  • Aging Brass Hardware
  • Setting up a Clock Movement
  • Finishing with Dye and Lacquer

What You’ll Need:

Tools

  • Planer/Jointer (alternatives: purchase pre-milled lumber kits or use hand planes)
  • Tablesaw
  • Dado Stack (for making tenons)
  • Router
  • Festool Domino (although I used this tool you can substitute dowels, biscuits, pocket screws, or classic mortise and tenons which I demo in the video)
  • Bandsaw (alternative: Jigsaw)
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
  • Miter Saw (alternatives: Cross-cut Sled or Miter Gauge at Table Saw)
  • Random Orbit Sander
  • Hand Tools – Chisels, Flush Trim Saw, Shoulder Plane, Card Scraper

Bits

Stuff

About Your Instructor:

Marc is a podcaster, video producer, woodworking enthusiast, and author of the book Hybrid Woodworking. He has contributed articles and video content to FineWoodworking.com, Popular Woodworking Magazine, WOOD Magazine, and Woodcraft Magazine. He is also the host of The Wood Whisperer, an instructional woodworking video series that’s been going strong since 2006. He is also the owner and operator of The Wood Whisperer Guild and the Wood Talk Podcast. He has taught classes at the William Ng School, Marc Adams School, Weekend with Wood, Fine Woodworking Live, as well as Rockler and Woodcraft stores. He also speaks periodically at woodworking events like AWFS and IWF.