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Project by Silverback posted 07-09-2009 05:25 PM 1843 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this clock some years ago from ash and walnut. I love the Shaker style, but I also like to use contrasting woods. I not sure they would have done it that way. I built this more or less from a mental picture, with no plans or design time, just started with a dial & clockworks and built around it. I’m not sure they’d have done it that way either. It worked out pretty good though.
Any comments are welcome.

-- Started with nothing, got most of it left.





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Mario

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#1 posted 07-09-2009 05:27 PM

WOW very nice. I like the pegs. they would be more like the later Shaker peices.

Thanks for the post.

Charles Neil has a video series of of the construction of one in his projects section, you should check it out.

-- Hope Never fails

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Kent Shepherd

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#2 posted 07-09-2009 05:28 PM

Nice Work—-I like the contrast too

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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patron

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#3 posted 07-09-2009 05:44 PM

nice work ,
great design !
you should be proud ,
maybe someday they’ll call it ,
early silverback ?

welcome .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Silverback

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#4 posted 07-09-2009 06:01 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. My only real regret on this project is those huge gaps in the doors, but my wife says I’m way too critical. I’m sure all of you know how THAT goes.

-- Started with nothing, got most of it left.

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#5 posted 07-09-2009 06:34 PM

Gorgeous shaker wall clock.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 07-09-2009 06:58 PM

And not only did you make a fine clock as a tribute to me you put my year of birth 1840 many thanks I won’t forget it now.LOLAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 07-09-2009 07:09 PM

Ash and walnut go together like peanut butter and jelly.

I love it!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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bigpops0259

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#8 posted 07-09-2009 08:03 PM

Very nice, Goods great,

-- Marty Ohio

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#9 posted 07-10-2009 05:16 PM

Looks good to me. Nice job. Thanks fof posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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tooldad

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#10 posted 07-12-2009 07:49 AM

What did you use for hinges? from the picture angle it appears they are some sort of hidden type?

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tooldad

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#11 posted 07-12-2009 07:50 AM

by the way, nice job. We do a similar clock at the end of the year with the freshman class. If they want the door they have to stay after school and work, just due to time restraints. However my second year students love that pendulum style clock. Also the shaker/mission style is relatively simple for beginning woodworkers.

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Vincent Nocito

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#12 posted 07-13-2009 01:25 AM

Very nice clock. I have visited several Shaker villages and love their furniture and fixtures. Your clock is a very good example of the style.

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Paul_F

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#13 posted 02-07-2010 07:56 PM

Don’t think you’d get any backlash from the Shakers – today or back then. Nice job.

-- Dust to more Dust - http://www.woodworkingplanes.org

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