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This Easy Step By Step Manual And Clock Plan...
You Can Now Build, With Basic Woodworking Skills And Tools The Beautiful
Traditional Grandfather Clock Case you always wanted"...
"A Grandfather Clock That Will Bring You
The Reputation of a Professional Clock Maker, A Clock So Admired, The Desire
To Own One Will Be Overwhelming By All Who See It"...
"A True Family Heirloom That Will Be Treasured For Years"...
“Whether you are
building a Longcase Clock to stand majestically in your own home or
using your tools and skills to generate extra income, you can easily…
Make a Beautiful Clock Case for a New or Antique Movement and Dial...
a Magnificent Grandfather Clock with the least amount of effort...
Achieve outstanding professional results with the simplest techniques…
the skills and techniques of the old craftsmen that people are so
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From: The bench of Barry Share
Re: Clock Making
Dear Clock Maker
If you are looking for a Grandfather Clock Case Plan to build and house an antique
or new movement and dial but everything you have
seen is in the
modern style, you know, glass trunk door to
display the brass chains and brass weight casings, designed to be made
with modern materials like MDF or plywood and constructed in a manner
you know was not conventional, look no further.
If so you are exactly in the same place I was...
Don't get me wrong, modern style Longcase clocks look
fine, with their fixed hoods and glass trunk doors but it was not what I
was looking for...
wanted to build a
Grandfather clock that looked like a
traditional Grandfather clock...
One I had always wanted, but could
One that would stand in my home, (pride
of place, and that everyone who saw it would admire,
and I would also have the
satisfaction of knowing I had made it.)
I bought the plans, but I’m sure most of them were just drawn on some
computer drawing program and had never been made up in real time, as
most did not come together, and needed to be constructed from veneered plywood
and modern mouldings
you buy from the local hardware store.
These were not what I was looking for. And
if you are like me and you want to avoid wasting any more
time or money
on clock plans
that don’t seem to come together properly, or buying clock kits
that don’t come up to your expectations, if your looking to make a
Grandfather clock case
that will house a
new or old movement and dial, that has the looks of a nineteenth
century antique Longcase clock,
then this may be what you are looking for.
Here at Riversdale Clocks
we have documented one of the many clock cases we have built by
A traditional style mahogany swan-neck Longcase which you can see on the
left hand side of the page.
We have put it together in a step-by-step guide you can easily follow
and see exactly how we made it! We have called this manual simply...
“Making A Case For A Longcase Clock”
So anybody working through...
“Making A Case For A Longcase Clock”
will know everything they need to know from beginning to end on how to make a
beautiful case for a
new or old movement and dial.
easy to follow step by step guide
we will show you exactly how you can make an antique reproduction mahogany case for an 8
day rack strike movement and dial incorporating...
- Swan-neck hood with fluted
hood columns and frets...
- Fluted quarter columns to the trunk...
- Canted corner base...
- Cross banding and stringing to the trunk and base...
the plan for this Longcase clock we will show you in a simple
step-by-step way how we prepared, constructed and finished this case.
We have taken hundreds of photographs of this clock case whilst we were making it,
and put them in over
38 screen capture videos so you can view them on two downloadable
viewers and we have also included a workshop manual printed in PDF
format so you can print out anything you need to place on your work
We have put a basic working drawing
(front and side elevation) printed on A2 paper to put up on your workshop wall so
you can keep an eye on the job as you are going along,
Also included is a sheet of the
moulding profiles and
templates and the hood fret
pattern we used...
It will be quick and easy for you to cut them out and use them to
Everything you need to be able to easily follow the process all the way.
We will show you exactly
how to buy and convert the timber
for your clock, to eliminate the troublesome problem of
You will get to know the simple way we put the case together to give that traditional look, the way case makers did it
in the old days.
You will see the easiest way to apply the veneers
to the trunk and base and a simple cost effective
veneer press you can make yourself.
will get to know the tools we used and how
basic they are...
You will learn the simplest and fastest
way to make mouldings without spindle moulding machines.
And the easiest and simplest
way to make your clock case, into something special by adding
So think about
satisfaction and pride you are going to feel when the fruits of your
labour have come together and a magnificent Grandfather clock you can be
proud of stands in all its majesty in pride of place in your home.
Think of how it will be admired by every one who sees
Think as time rolls on, the clock you have made will, as all Grandfather
clocks do, become much loved and a part of the family for generations
Or can you imagine the satisfaction of delivering and setting up a
Longcase Clock, which houses an antique movement and dial, the one you
have been commissioned to make, to very grateful and satisfied people,
who are more than willing to pay you the large sums of money, only paid
to craftsmen for bespoke Grandfather Clocks.
"Now isn’t that
something to think about."
You my be
wondering who I am and why I am able to
show you how you can make a traditionally made clock case. Well let me
My name is Barry Share and my son Matthew and I run
working quietly away in East Yorkshire, which we have done since 1986...
Our business is in the repair and restoration of Longcase clocks and
barometers, giving a special individual service to private owners and
From the early years we have always made cases and at
one time in the early nineties we were making pine Longcase clocks for a
furniture company that were de-stressing the cases and sending them to
Holland to be
sold as antique reproductions.
soon realised this mass-produced low standard sort of work was not
and not what I
to be associated with...
So we concentrated on making
bespoke Longcase clocks. These were one off commissions, where we
knew the customer and the customer knew us.
So the clock was made and built specifically for one person and one
Over time this became very lucrative
but more importantly we found a
niche in the market or should I say a niche found us
"People began to ask if we could make a case that would
house their old movement and dial."
These were the movements and dials that had over the years been
separated for one reason or another from their cases...
The case had been lost in transit over the years or damaged beyond the
point of repair as is with fire or water damage.
Some people had movements
fathers or grandfathers had worked on
when they were alive and had now passed on and wanted it
housing in a case as some form of remembrance.
So with the knowledge acquired through repairing and restoring many
Longcase clocks and understanding the construction and period
styles, with some research on the movement and dial makers, we were
capable of producing a case most like the original case the movement was
We Would Like To Make It Very Clear At This Point...the
work we do is not done in anyway to be fraudulent, it is not meant to be passed off
as an original and it is to all our customers,
made very clear
"it is what it is,
Saying that we have had people stating after seeing a case we have
“This is not a new case it is an
old one you have re-polished.”
Which always makes me smile.
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Here's a case we made for a lovely couple that
live up in the Yorkshire Dales...
It is a traditionally made oak case, with a swan-neck with reeded hood
columns and cross-banding, incorporating inlays to the trunk door and
base. It was made to house a 13 inch painted break arch dial with an
eight day rack strike movement that belonged to the gentleman's
Matthew and I are not
well-educated academics, we are down to earth practical men and our manual
is not an outstanding technical
piece of work. It’s very simple and easy to follow, although we
qualified cabinetmakers and have
qualifications to advanced furniture standards we do have many years of
experience in making clock cases for a living.
We have acquired and developed many techniques and methods and with
these simple basic methods we will show you...
How to buy and convert your timber so you wont get your clock twisting
and bowing when you
have finished the job...
How to easily apply veneers
to your case and the simplest way to make those traditional
style mouldings you can't buy off the shelf and
much much more...
You will see through the screen capture videos how you can simply
and exactly put this
case together so you won't be wasting time making parts
that don’t fit or fit incorrectly...
You will know exactly were you are with the project by referring to
the workshop schedule,
it will keep you on track, saving time and making sure
you finish the job...
You will also know what the profile and template sizes and shapes
should be just by
cutting them from the profile sheet...
By working through the step-by-step guide you will
acquire confidence and gain the skills to make a beautiful case. You
will also experience the satisfaction of working with beautiful solid
timber and veneers and you will know what materials we used so you wont
waste money and time trying different products.
Having worked through the schedule you will surely know instinctively
when the jobs is done, that it will be treasured for years...
The clock we used in making this
manual was made for John Stewart Jewellers of Swindon, here's what he
had to say in a letter he sent to us.
regard to the Longcase Clock construction that you
completed for us in 2006. I was delighted with the result and
the lady who commissioned the work has since written to us.
have enclosed a copy of her letter for your perusal as I think
it reflects fairly on your craftsmanship.
again many thanks.
I wish to take
this opportunity to thank you for my grandfather clock.
I find it hard to believe that, from a very humble item – clock
movement and the dial –the finished product is so utterly
spoke frequently and at great length about the design of the case I
really had no conception of what it would look like fully prepared.
But suffice to
say, that it surpasses all expectations. I know you were very fussy
in selecting the person to make the case, and I now fully understand
It is most
obvious that great care and individual attention went into the
design and detail. Every time I study the casing, I see more and
more little things which indicate the pride and attention which were
devoted to it; the design of the door, the fretwork at the top, the
face hinges, in fact, everything.
I am so very
pleased that this work was not rushed, and I am thrilled that I now
have a very personal item of furniture, which has some family
historical links, one that has been so beautifully and tastefully
resurrected back to life.
It is obvious
that everyone involved in its restoration and rebuild has treated it
with great sense of personal pride and achievement.
John Steward Jewellers
6 Market St
Here’s what one of the most
respected men in the repair & restoration
clock business has to say about this manual.
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Barry & Matthew Share have for many years
provided an extensive
and comprehensive wooden case restoration service
to Time & Motion.
considerable knowledge acquired over many years has been an
enormous asset in putting together this case-making manual.
brilliant 'Making A Case For A Longcase Clock,'
Barry and Matt actually show you the
simplicity of turning an 8 day
movement and dial into a
beautiful piece of furniture with only the
tools and skills.
In a warm
and simplistic style, they lead you by the hand into the land
of case making, then guide you step by step in the process of making
a Longcase Clock from start to finish.
I rate their manual as mandatory reading
and recommend it to anybody
wanting to make a traditional style case for a Longcase
This manual reveals the entire
method---from buying timber
it will work for anyone who uses it.
Some of the methods in this manual were a
surprise, even to me.
Get this one right now!"
Though "Making A Case For A Longcase Clock"
Has Only Been Out For
A Short Time, We've Already Had Great Comments Back...
Another satisfied Customer...
"I'm very thankful for your
"Making A Case For A Longcase Clock"
"Wow, am I getting some great results!"
making clocks for three years now. I've have been
using plans bought
from a well known clock
They have been ok but
after getting your plan and manual it has taken
clock making to another
I'm on my second case
as you can see from the pictures I have sent you.
Using your methods this case was made to house an
eight day rack strike movement with a brass dial that
I bid on at our local antique auction. I'm so pleased with the
results! and the easy
simple way you show how to make a case that
looks like an
authentic grandfather clock.
In fact I will
have to be careful as my mother-in-law has her eye on this
I think I am
going to lose it!
I've had so many
compliments and praise
from people that have seen my clocks,
it's been unbelievable. But the best
so far has been from a lady that has asked me
to make a clock for her
husbands retirement in July as it's the one thing he
has always wanted. It fills
me with so much joy and pride to be asked.
All this is down to the way you have shown me in your
manual on how to make a
clock case that looks like a traditional clock case.
It works Barry and Matt just like you said it does
"Thanks, guys, for giving me
so much useful info."
Jedburgh - Scotland
Here's what you get when you buy...
"Making A Case For A Longcase Clock"
You get our proven tips, tricks and know how on making
a great case for an 8 day movement and dial.
in downloadable printed format to print the parts you need to keep on
your bench to keep you on track.
Plus everything you need to know, what materials and fittings you need,
with full cutting list for this particular case...
38 screen capture videos
made up from the hundreds of photographs we have taken while making the
case so you can see exactly how we made it...
A workshop drawing so you can keep your eye on the big picture...
Printed sheet of the moulding profiles and the template patterns.
You just cut these out and mark them on to the timber and you're ready
You get a copy of the hood fret pattern
we used, so you can transfer this to your veneers and cut out your hood
fret with your band saw or fret saw...
You will get everything you need to know from buying the timber
through to waxing the finished case...
You will be able to see how we assemble the case
with its cross banding
how we use a simple method
to make the mouldings and cut the frets...
See how you can make the template
for the dial mask and how you transfer this to get
the correct curvature for the
hood door and the hood top.
See the simple
jigs you can make to enable you to apply
hood columns and
trunk quarter columns.
See how you can make a very effective
which will allow you to veneer your base panel and trunk door with the
least amount of trouble and time.
It doesn’t mater if you don’t have the
skills of an advanced furniture maker if you are only at
the basic level of woodcraft and with a limited tool kit,
you can do
If you just watch and follow
what we do, you can make that traditional looking Longcase clock you have
always wanted to make and will be loved and admired by friends and family alike.
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"List Of English And
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from the list arranged by Octavius Morgan, Esq., and published in the
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and the United States, and from Catalogues of
Collections in many parts of the world,
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So what's all this worth to you!
Lets look at it this way, we have
had so many people come to the workshop
over the years and ask if we could show them how we go about making our cases, we thought we would put
this manual together just so other
people could get the satisfaction of making there own clock case.
There is another
thing at the back of my mind...
That is that there are very few case makers
and restorers working professionally any more and as most horologists
focus on the clock movements, we are in great danger of losing the
skills and knowledge to correctly make or repair the cases for these
wonderful pieces of furniture...
"Yes That’s What They Are Now Pieces Of Furniture".
Most people buy a Longcase clock as a
piece of luxury furniture and not just to read the time.
As the means of telling the time is all around us now not just
on our wrists but on TVs, Video recorders, cookers, mobile phones and oh
We even have modern clocks that are corrected by an atomic clock that is
so accurate it only has an error of a second in a million years... so
they tell me!.
It would be nice to think that some body who had bought our manual would
go on and maybe take case making and
restoring that little bit further.
So I thought first of all I don’t know of many places you can go where
you can learn how to make a clock case
in the traditional way You can go on wood working courses,
although these can cost you anything from
$400 a day to $2000 a course.
You could go on a furniture-making
course at a number of colleges or universities to acquire the skills and knowledge you need to
do the job right...
This will take 1- 3 years of not just
practical work but academicals too...
And the true cost, well,
thousands of dollars
and hundreds of hours of effort and time...
If you wanted to make a Longcase
clock yourself in a short period of time you could go out and
like I did at first buy a kit. You will pay anything from $600
- $1000 for a starter kit, that’s not worth its salt and this is
for something that is just run of the mill and they don’t even show you
how to put it together...
Now if you are looking for a Longcase clock to stand in your home in the
style and period of the early 19th century, with its wonderful lines and
proportions, you could go out and buy a legitimate antique Longcase
clock, where you will pay... well you tell me! How
thick is your wallet?
"You can’t buy a half decent Longcase clock for less
than $10,000 nowadays can you?"
So let's wrap this up...
Here's exactly what you
"Making A Case For A Longcase Clock"
Manual on 2
allowing you to watch the videos with its step by step guide and with over...
38 screen capture videos and cutting list
(How can you
put a value on gaining the knowledge, tips & tricks
on how to make a
clock you can be proud
of... from people that do it for a living, You can't!
But if you really twist
my arm, I'd say just the knowledge from
just one Part is...
worth between $60.00 and $80.00
all by itself!)
full, printable WORKBOOK
"Making A Case For A Longcase Clock"
program (This walks you step-by-step through the process so you get
benefit when working at
Value:$40.00 - $60.00
workshop Drawing... Scale 1:5 (Put this up in your workshop
and you will know exactly where you are)
Template Sheet (Make your
ply templates for the hood top,
trunk door top and swan-neck mouldings by cutting them straight
out and work from the actual
size we used when making this
and know the exact size and shape
moulding should be).....
Copy of the
Fret pattern....(Just tape the
fret pattern to the veneers you are going to use and cut out. Apply the frets to make your swan-neck hood into
special you will be proud
A Copy of “
List of English And European Clockmakers”...PDF format for easy viewing... (with thousands of names of clock makers from the
lists an invaluable
source of information on their lives and work that you can refer to
when researching cases or
A copy of “The
Horological Encyclopaedic Dictionary”
PDF format for easy viewing...(
a glossary of Horological terms
and an understanding of watch and clock
After much deliberation we have shown the product to a
number of people who all said we should be selling the manual for
a price between $250 and $300
We originally wanted to charge $200 for it (but will most likely end
up charging $165.97 once the testimonials start flooding in) -
especially since the WORKSHOP
DRAWING, FRET PATTERN. and MOULDINGS & TEMPLATE SHEET are
physical product delivered straight to your front door ...
But then I started thinking back to how much this information would have
meant to me if I could have been able to get my hands on it when I
started making cases 20 years ago!
I don't want to let the price of this manual get in the way of your clock
making... and even though
I could charge (and get) a whole lot more, I've decided to sell this
entire package ( for a limited time only, because this is a test project
for us and we are only releasing 500 copies)....
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