|Project by Don Kondra||posted 01-02-2010 06:18 PM||2395 views||7 times favorited||20 comments|
A long time coming but it is finished :)
The clients supplied the clock mechanism and asked me to build a case for them. Kinda like working backwards using the mechanism to determin the case dimensions.
Wood is pitchy cherry, mortice and tenon construction, coves cut on the table saw. As much as possible all parts are cut from the same board or bookmatched including the back panels which are shop cut veneers on baltic birch.
The top is a frame with a glass insert, hopefully that will allow more light into the interior of the case.
One interesting detail is the request for an exterior night chime shut off handle that could be accessed without opening the door. It turned out to be as easy as drilling a hole in the top and attaching a 3/16” brass rod to the lever on the clock, then I hand carved a curly maple handle for it..
Finish is Watco natural oil and post cat lacquer.
-- Don Kondra – Furniture Designer/Maker