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40th Anniversary Mantel Clock Kit

Starting at: $324.99
The 40th Anniversary Mantel Clock Kit is a wooden clock making kit that was designed to celebrate our 40th anniversary! We love the elegant detail of the wood case topped by a Roman bronze bail pull in this mantel clock kit. The glass front and side panels protect your choice of quartz or mechanical clock movements. The 8-day triple-chime mechanical movement plays Westminster, Whittington, or St. Michaels' melodies on the hour, plus partial melody each quarter-hour and strikes out the hours on eight turned chime rods. The quad chime quartz movement plays Westminster or Ave Maria on the hour and quarter-hours, Bim Bam on the hour, or Gong on the hour and half-hour; includes volume control and night silencer options.

SKU: 40th-anniversary-mantel-clock-kit

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Starting at: $324.99

Details

Details

Clock Kit Includes:

  • Cherry wood parts, pre-cut and sanded
  • Chiming quartz clock movement or mechanical movement options
  • Clock face and clock hands
  • Glass panels
  • Wood glue, and sandpaper
  • Step-by-step assembly instructions with supporting assembly illustrations

Dimensions:

  • 14 7/8"H x 11 3/8"W x 7 1/4"D

Required Tools:

  • Screwdriver, clamps, hammer, square, tape measure

Additional Info

Additional Info

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Reviews

40th Anniversary Mantel Clock Kit is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Case Requiring Modifications Typically, based on my experiences in building this clock I would give a rating of 2 or 3. However, based on the quality of the pre-cut cherry case and the Excellent support received from Deanna Reczynski in Mechanical Movement Technical Support, I give an overall rating of 4. The following details the challenges confronted constructing the 40th Anniversary Clocks with the Franz-Hermle 1050-020 Mechanical Movement. 1. I am quite pleased with the quality of the cherry pre-cut case. (Except for the Chime Casting Riser block; listed below.) 2. All items in the Parts Listing for both clocks were included per Assembly Instructions document #34230A. 3. No difficulty assembling the case following the instructions in Assembly Instructions document #34230A). 4. Suggestion: When gluing item 7 (342298) to item 4 (342295), two 1” dowels were sanded to fit to the holes drilled in both parts. Both dowels were then covered with a layer of clear packing tape, tested for a snug fit and inserted into the drilled holes to properly align the two items and prevent glue from adhering to the dowels. The dowels were removed once both items were securely clamped. 5. Suggestion: When gluing item 7 (342298) to item 8 (342299), two 1/4” dowels were sanded to fit the holes drilled in both parts. Both dowels were then covered with a layer of clear packing tape, tested for a snug fit and inserted into the drilled holes to properly align the two items and prevent glue from adhering to the dowels. The dowels were removed once both items were securely clamped. 6. The included rubber retainer (390174) worked fine for the door glass. However, for the side glass, the retainer buckled in several corners and the width of the retainer due to the depth of the rabbet caused the retainer to be visible around the entire side glass on both sides. Purchased rubber retainer from Sommerfeld Tools. This retainer was not as wide as the retainer included and the area inserted into the kerf was slotted to allow easily bending it around the corners without bulging or requiring the corners to be slit. FYI, this retainer was Not used for the door as it Did Not properly secure the glass to the door frame. 7. The pre-drilled holes in the Chime Casting Riser Block (342300) for the Chime Rod Assembly (130218) Did Not allow properly align with the threaded holes in the Chime Rod Assembly requiring both the large and small pre-drilled holes to be carefully enlarged. 8. When mounting the Pre-punched Clock Face/Dial (26055P) found the four included brass screws are too long and protrude through the rear of the Dial/Movement Mount Board (342294). 9. The decorative corners on the Pre-punched Clock Face/Dial (26055P) are connected to the Clock Face/Dial with small pan head screws. The heads of these screws Do Not allow the Pre-punched Clock Face/Dial to sit flat on the Dial/Movement Mount Board and attach with double stick tape as suggested in the Note for Assembly Step Two in Assembly Instructions document #13224A. Note: the center area of the Pre-punched Clock Face/Dial can adhere to the Dial/Movement Mount Board with double sided tape to minimize bulge in the Clock Face/Dial. 10. As suggested by Technical Support, a dry assembly was done by mounting the movement using the Dial Arbor stabilizers. The Chime Casting Riser Block was placed in the bottom of the case and the Chime Rod Assembly placed on top over the predrilled holes in the Chime Casting Riser Block to check the alignment of the hammers with the chime rods. Found the outer hammer was about 1/2 inch from its associated chime rod. In addition, ALL of the hammers were positioned over the taper on the rods approximately 5/8” from the Chime Rod Casting. Illustration 3 in Assembly Instructions document #13007A indicates this distance to be a minimum of 1”. Moved the Chime Rod Casting (130218) as far to the right as possible (as viewed from the back of the case) against the right Chime Block Retention Cleat (342301) and front to back to minimize the distance between each chime rod and its associated hammer. Marked the Chime Casting Riser Block to align with the threaded holes in the Chime Rod Casting Assembly. Note: The hammers are now at the point where the rods begin to taper and 3/4” from the Chime Casting Assembly compared to the recommended 1 inch. The Chime Casting Assembly is also positioned 15/16” in from the back of the Chime Casting Riser Block. Removing the cleat on the right side, as was suggested, would only allow an additional 1/16” distance from the Chime Casting Assembly due to the collars securing the rods to the casting extend about 3/16” in front of the casting compared to the 1/4” thick Chime Block Retention. If this cleat were removed, another #6 X 1-1/4” screw would be necessary to properly secure the Chime Casting Riser Block to the case. 11. Prior to mounting the movement to the Dial/Movement Mount Board determined there was a risk the screws provided for securing the movement may protrude through the Mount Board and damage the Clock/Face Dial even with the supplied washers applied. Purchased #2 3/16” screws and mounted the movement with a washer. 12. Included with the movement is a Warranty card indicating a Registration number to validate the warranty. The Registration number space is blank and I was not successful in locating a registration number for either of the clock movements in any of the documentation received including the packing list. How do I obtain the Registration number to validate the warranty?
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great, great sound. I had a mechanical anniversary mantel clock and replaced it with the battery. It looks great and actually sounds better than the old mechanical chines.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Project/ Great Gift I built this clock as a graduation gift for my son. I was very pleased with the kit, particularly the mechanical movement.
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2016-04-11
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40th Anniversary Mantel Clock Kit is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Case Requiring Modifications Typically, based on my experiences in building this clock I would give a rating of 2 or 3. However, based on the quality of the pre-cut cherry case and the Excellent support received from Deanna Reczynski in Mechanical Movement Technical Support, I give an overall rating of 4. The following details the challenges confronted constructing the 40th Anniversary Clocks with the Franz-Hermle 1050-020 Mechanical Movement. 1. I am quite pleased with the quality of the cherry pre-cut case. (Except for the Chime Casting Riser block; listed below.) 2. All items in the Parts Listing for both clocks were included per Assembly Instructions document #34230A. 3. No difficulty assembling the case following the instructions in Assembly Instructions document #34230A). 4. Suggestion: When gluing item 7 (342298) to item 4 (342295), two 1” dowels were sanded to fit to the holes drilled in both parts. Both dowels were then covered with a layer of clear packing tape, tested for a snug fit and inserted into the drilled holes to properly align the two items and prevent glue from adhering to the dowels. The dowels were removed once both items were securely clamped. 5. Suggestion: When gluing item 7 (342298) to item 8 (342299), two 1/4” dowels were sanded to fit the holes drilled in both parts. Both dowels were then covered with a layer of clear packing tape, tested for a snug fit and inserted into the drilled holes to properly align the two items and prevent glue from adhering to the dowels. The dowels were removed once both items were securely clamped. 6. The included rubber retainer (390174) worked fine for the door glass. However, for the side glass, the retainer buckled in several corners and the width of the retainer due to the depth of the rabbet caused the retainer to be visible around the entire side glass on both sides. Purchased rubber retainer from Sommerfeld Tools. This retainer was not as wide as the retainer included and the area inserted into the kerf was slotted to allow easily bending it around the corners without bulging or requiring the corners to be slit. FYI, this retainer was Not used for the door as it Did Not properly secure the glass to the door frame. 7. The pre-drilled holes in the Chime Casting Riser Block (342300) for the Chime Rod Assembly (130218) Did Not allow properly align with the threaded holes in the Chime Rod Assembly requiring both the large and small pre-drilled holes to be carefully enlarged. 8. When mounting the Pre-punched Clock Face/Dial (26055P) found the four included brass screws are too long and protrude through the rear of the Dial/Movement Mount Board (342294). 9. The decorative corners on the Pre-punched Clock Face/Dial (26055P) are connected to the Clock Face/Dial with small pan head screws. The heads of these screws Do Not allow the Pre-punched Clock Face/Dial to sit flat on the Dial/Movement Mount Board and attach with double stick tape as suggested in the Note for Assembly Step Two in Assembly Instructions document #13224A. Note: the center area of the Pre-punched Clock Face/Dial can adhere to the Dial/Movement Mount Board with double sided tape to minimize bulge in the Clock Face/Dial. 10. As suggested by Technical Support, a dry assembly was done by mounting the movement using the Dial Arbor stabilizers. The Chime Casting Riser Block was placed in the bottom of the case and the Chime Rod Assembly placed on top over the predrilled holes in the Chime Casting Riser Block to check the alignment of the hammers with the chime rods. Found the outer hammer was about 1/2 inch from its associated chime rod. In addition, ALL of the hammers were positioned over the taper on the rods approximately 5/8” from the Chime Rod Casting. Illustration 3 in Assembly Instructions document #13007A indicates this distance to be a minimum of 1”. Moved the Chime Rod Casting (130218) as far to the right as possible (as viewed from the back of the case) against the right Chime Block Retention Cleat (342301) and front to back to minimize the distance between each chime rod and its associated hammer. Marked the Chime Casting Riser Block to align with the threaded holes in the Chime Rod Casting Assembly. Note: The hammers are now at the point where the rods begin to taper and 3/4” from the Chime Casting Assembly compared to the recommended 1 inch. The Chime Casting Assembly is also positioned 15/16” in from the back of the Chime Casting Riser Block. Removing the cleat on the right side, as was suggested, would only allow an additional 1/16” distance from the Chime Casting Assembly due to the collars securing the rods to the casting extend about 3/16” in front of the casting compared to the 1/4” thick Chime Block Retention. If this cleat were removed, another #6 X 1-1/4” screw would be necessary to properly secure the Chime Casting Riser Block to the case. 11. Prior to mounting the movement to the Dial/Movement Mount Board determined there was a risk the screws provided for securing the movement may protrude through the Mount Board and damage the Clock/Face Dial even with the supplied washers applied. Purchased #2 3/16” screws and mounted the movement with a washer. 12. Included with the movement is a Warranty card indicating a Registration number to validate the warranty. The Registration number space is blank and I was not successful in locating a registration number for either of the clock movements in any of the documentation received including the packing list. How do I obtain the Registration number to validate the warranty?
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great, great sound. I had a mechanical anniversary mantel clock and replaced it with the battery. It looks great and actually sounds better than the old mechanical chines.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Project/ Great Gift I built this clock as a graduation gift for my son. I was very pleased with the kit, particularly the mechanical movement.
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2016-04-11
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