Modeling a Grandfather Clock Live in SketchUp!

Join us at Noon (MT or UTC -6) today as we model a custom Grandfather Clock!

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Cool! What’s a “custom” grandfather clock? Your own design?

OUR own design, Dave… OUR design!
I have a couple images we can use as inspiration, but not a specific item to copy.

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I’ve done a few in my time if you need more inspiration. :wink:

Oh don’t worry! I will be leaning on your experience, Dave!!

I’ll try to help.

Can it have a cuckoo function? :smiley: :smiley:

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Now THAT’S the kind of input I’m hoping to see more of!!

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How about figures in lederhosen and dirndl that come out and dance around before going back in? Think of Caractacus Potts and Truly Scrumptious in Baron Bomburst’s castle. :smiley:

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A typical grandfather clock (IMO they should be called grandmother clocks) from Finnish National Museum:

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Clock numbers for a certain someone who doesn’t math. :smiley:

3D text setting:
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Also make it a sun dial for better resilience. Always good to plan ahead for future crises.

Hey Aaron! You forgot to show us your hinge trick after you were sidetracked with the chains!

Maybe you can do a Quick Win for that??

And I would love to watch the group share/chat/bull session!

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Yeah… I guess that will end up a Skill Builder! Keep an eye out!

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Here’s a video I did to clarify for Aaron what I was getting at with my illustrations for setting the numbers for the clock face.

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