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Project by Stopher posted 865 days ago 1624 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my first serious woodworking projects. It’s been finished for a while but I’m just getting brave enough to post it.

The case is pine and the back is cedar; all stuff from the discount bin at “The Depot”. The movement and hands are from Lee Valley and I printed the face on my wife’s scrap booking paper. The finish is Minwax “Ipswich Pine” with the water based Polycrylic finish. I like the color of the finish but it turned out a little blotchy on the bottom door.

It was a great learning process; dovetails on the case and bridle joints for the doors, all done with hand tools. It’s the first time I’ve done doors and I cut all the grooves with a chisel and back saw. I’ll definitely be buying a plow plane soon! Both the doors didn’t end up as square to the case as I’d like but after making that mistake once I don’t think it’ll happen again. I’m going to try making another out of red oak, hoping it turns out a little better.

-- The bitterness of low quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. - Ben Franklin





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terry603

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#1 posted 865 days ago

i like it,
would like more info on the clock face,is is it glued,it is coverered with anything?

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 865 days ago

Looks very nice from here : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#3 posted 865 days ago

Beautiful job. I love anything Shaker. Thanks for sharing.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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Stopher

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#4 posted 865 days ago

The face is a high quality paper (have to ask my wife what type and who makes it). It’s just glued (3M Super 77) onto some 1/4” plywood that’s inset into grooves in the side of the case. There’s a design around the border that only shows when the door is opened, I’ll have to add a picture of it.

-- The bitterness of low quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. - Ben Franklin

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 865 days ago

Nice looking clock. very cricp and clean design. It looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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ELCfinefurniture

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#6 posted 865 days ago

Excellent excellent job.

-- {Current North Bennet street school student}

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Drew Nyman

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#7 posted 865 days ago

Nice work. Keep it up!

-- Don't be in such a hurry, do it right the first time.

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ChuckV

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#8 posted 864 days ago

You did a great job on this clock. Congratulations!

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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