Shaker Clock

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Project by ChunkyC posted 10-08-2011 04:06 AM 1448 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From Wood Magazine – 160 – December 2004. I need a clock for my desk at work. I got kicked out of my old office a couple of weeks back and had to move back out to the corporate office. For a company as big as ours, we certainly don’t believe in clocks, well, clocks that work that is.

Made from Walnut and a maple veneer for the door. I got the hinges from and the movement for

The build was quite easy. It’s just a simple carcase construction with a back and a door, just on a small scale. I really enjoyed building this. There’s something about taking rough wood and turning into something useful. Taking my time, not getting into hurry, and paying attention to the details really paid off.

The back was made form a single board that I had that was a mess. It had a ton of knots and pith running through it everywhere. So I resawed it, a first for me, into 3/8” slabs and jointed them by hand. Glue them up and them planed it down to just a touch over 1/4”. I cut the best piece out of it that I could get and Bob’s your uncle, I had a back. The plans called for 1/4” walnut ply but that stuff is salty and I only needed a small piece so I made my own from solid wood. I think it turned out pretty nice, even with all of that character even if I do say so myself. lol

Here’s a shot of the resaw looking down the edge. I have a 3/4” wood slicer band saw blade and that thing is amazing! Everything that you’ve heard about them is true.


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#1 posted 10-08-2011 04:37 AM

Great job on this clock !

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#2 posted 10-08-2011 04:20 PM

Very nice Chunk.
Now there is at least one clock at work, that works!
Good job !

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 12:53 AM

Beautiful clock, Chunk.

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