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His Classy Clocks Are Made Of Rebar
With their classy design and polished appearance, its easy to miss the fact that Thomas Grays grandfather clock frames are made out of ordinary steel rebar. I saw a clock made out of metal and thought I could do the same thing using rebar with stainless steel across the back, he says.
He used a wire wheel to shine the rebar to create a rich, blackish tone. Each of the four clocks he made for himself and his family is different with square or round steel accent pieces. They range from 7 to 8 ft. and are quite heavy.
Gray builds the clock frames and then adds purchased clock parts. To get the pendulum length and timing right he found a professional to set the clocks.
The Nebraskan says hes not interested in making grandfather clocks to sell. But he finds satisfaction in turning common rebar into a frame for a classic timepiece.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Thomas Gray, 2846 Cty. Rd. K, Weston, Neb. 68070 (ph 402-480-3199; deeroaks@nntc.net).

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