clock case construction for nice sounding chimes

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  1. David S

    David S Registered User
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    I have a customer that wants to build his own wall clock case.. he is a woodworker. I have at Hermle movement and chime block for him.

    Just wondering if there are some sources to direct him to how to make the mounting / sound board so that the sound... sounds great.

    Any idea?

    Thank you
     
  2. Jeff Salmon

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    I would think that looking at a newer clock case and it's construction would be the best source of info. The back board should not be too thick, and plywood is fine, that's how the new clocks are made. With the large chime bar set, and the thin wood, say 1/4", it should sound great.
     
  3. David S

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    Thank you Jeff. Since I hadn't heard any responses, I told the folks that picked up the movement and chime block to mount it on a thin piece of wood. So it sounds like your advice should work.
     

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