Well it’s been a good while since I worked on the clock case but I’m back on it now. Other projects got in the way.
I started by making the pediment board and shaping it for the goose necks. I also decided to make the sides protrude up above the return mouldings (saw a picture of a walnut clock with it that way—I think it adds some sophistication).
Here it is with the side return mouldings on it. (Dry walnut looks ugly in photos, doesn’t it? It’s the flash I think.) You can see where I goofed and had to put blocks on the top sides of the pediment board.
I mitered the corners since I didn’t want dovetails to show. I used biscuits in the miters.
Here with the Goose Necks clamped on it for visual effect.
After all is finished to my satisfaction I’ll attach the assembly to the hood.
I mentioned carving on the last post but I have decided to use fret work on the front below the goose neck mouldings and above the arch molding.
That’s all for now, gotta get to the shop and do some more work.
-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.