|Project by Froggy||posted 06-12-2011 12:39 AM||1519 views||10 times favorited||10 comments|
This clock was made as a gift for an old friend whom I now only see once in a couple of years. I decided to do everything from scratch, without using any of the readily available plans. I don’t know jack about clocks, so, after looking at a bunch of photos from the Internet, the end result was a more or less reasonable compromise between what I wanted and what I was capable of doing… :)
The case is made of red cedar with a dewaxed shellac finish (Zinsser SealCoat – I love this stuff!). Power tools were only used to rout the edge profiles and flutes, and for sanding. Everything else was done with a couple of handplanes (#3 smoother and a block plane), shooting board, chisels and Japanese saws. The clock face is from Lee Valley (bought several of them last year at a clearance sale for $2 each), and the quartz movement is from KlockIt. I thought about using glass in the door, but opted for Lexan instead (easier to handle). It’s mounted with retaining strips, so it can easily be replaced if needed.
Everything else should be pretty self-explanatory… :) My apologies for the picture quality – the only camera I had available was the one in my Blackberry. Thanks for looking!