|Project by sawdustdad||posted 12-31-2015 12:17 PM||797 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
Here is an easy tall case clock to build. I’ve made 7 or 8 of these in cherry, walnut and oak. It’s actually a Woodsmith design from some years ago. The movement is quartz. I’ve modified the design slightly for various recipients—all family members. I usually do a bookmatched panel for the door. There is storage inside. You can change the clockface to suit, but the clock is sized for a standard 10 inch dial face available from most suppliers—Woodcraft, etc. Most of the construction is easy-butt joints for the base, waist and hood. Kreg pocket screws for the frames except for the doors which are cope and stick.
I like the Hermle movements. Two C cells, very realistic Westminster or Bim-Bam chimes, with various modes—hour only, quarter hour chimes, silent at night or always silent. I put a Tides and Time movement in one for a house by the water.
-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Any board cut to length has a 50% probability of being too short.