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Isaac Youngs 1840 Wall Clock - Hand Tools Only

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Project by Timmy2Hands posted 04-11-2016 08:59 PM 1082 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is really just based on the 1840 wall clock design. I modified the design to incorporate glass doors for the pendulum and I used a smaller clock face to allow the Sepele to show more around the clock face. I also did not apply the typical half round hanger found on the top of most shaker clocks.

The clock is 32 1/2” tall, 11 1/2” wide, and 4 1/4” deep.
The wood is Sepele and the hinges are from Horton Brasses. I used neodinium magnets and a small finish nail to hold the doors closed.

As always with my projects it was all done with hand tools only.
Here are some pictures of the build.

Rough cut lumber.

The carcase taking shape.

Fitting the back panels.

Round over details with a block plane.

Cutting rebates in the door rails to accept the glass.

Gluing up the parts.

Applying the finish.

After waxing the pieces and final assembly, this is what I’ve got.

-- Tim





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Matt

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#1 posted 04-11-2016 10:54 PM

very nice! I have a thing for clocks like this.

-- I do this for fun.

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#2 posted 04-11-2016 11:35 PM

That is a great looking clock! I like the simple, Shaker design, how you did it all with hand tools, and I love that sapele!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 04-11-2016 11:56 PM

Very cool.

-- "A gentleman is someone who can play the accordian, but doesn't" -Tom Waits

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#4 posted 04-12-2016 03:02 AM

Beautiful clock and craftsmanship.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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#5 posted 04-12-2016 12:17 PM

Thank you all for the kind words.

-- Tim

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#6 posted 04-12-2016 03:21 PM

Tim, this is a beautiful clock and you did a fine job on it. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 04-12-2016 03:26 PM

Nicely done, building one of these for myself right now, actually.

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#8 posted 04-12-2016 11:36 PM

this is really “striking” :-) very well done.

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#9 posted 04-13-2016 03:21 AM

Elegant simplicity. Love it.

-- Doc "Not all who wander are lost." --J. R.R. Tolkien

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#10 posted 04-13-2016 11:48 PM

Very Nice.! Tim

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#11 posted 04-13-2016 11:58 PM

Thanks Turtle,
A certain apron plane has come in very handy lately.
-Tim

And thank you to Charles, Michelle, Miataguy, and Woodoc.
Miataguy, good luck with your build, I look forward to seeing it.

-- Tim

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#12 posted 04-14-2016 12:27 AM

Simple classic lines – great job. Do I detect a quartz movement in it?

-- Madburg WA

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#13 posted 04-14-2016 12:31 AM

Madburg,
Yes it’s a simple quartz movement.
I got my parts from clockparts.com

-- Tim

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