|Project by woodyjim||posted 11-18-2009 12:35 AM||1774 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Repro of rare Simon Willard 8 day weight driven banjo clock. Solid mahogany with book-matched walnut veneer. Note the unique ghostly figure in the veneer! I did not plan on that but look cool. Face was printed in MS Word and antiqued to look 200+ years old. Movement is an authentic Willard movement with the rectangular cable-driven weight riding in an enclosed pocket down the back of the clock. Note the winding arbor is at the 2 o’clock position as the original was. Lower glass tablet is authentic reverse painted scene as used by many clock makers of the period. Original Willard hands were used with authentic solid brass eagle adorning the top.
Finish: shellac on natural mahogany.
Tools used: table saw, miter saw, band saw, scroll saw, thickness sander, finish sander, thickness planer, router, jointer, shaper, 1/2” & 1” belt sander, oscillating spindle sander, hand chisels, low-profile block plane, glass cutter, wood lathe