I wanted to show people some of the repairs that are often involved in a piece that superficially may look to be in ok condition. This clock through out it's life had many home repairs and patch up jobs, but the damaged was never fixed properly and it was in desperate need of structural work and repairs to the veneer. The base of the clock was completely smashed, (bases of longcase clocks are are often damaged as the weights get dropped). The images below are just a small selection of the repairs. The first two images are before and after shots, the clock was restored in two stages which is why there is no hood. I will try to post an image of the compleat finished clock when I can.