|Project by Keith Fenton||posted 04-07-2012 01:04 AM||1408 views||7 times favorited||6 comments|
I started this clock nearly two years ago and when I hit a couple snags in my plans I got discouraged and put it aside for awhile. I was really having trouble figuring out how to cut and assemble the whole thing in a way that most anybody could do it with as few tools as possible. It also had to be reasonably easy for me to explain it in written instructions.
Fast forward two years down the road. I was looking at our site thinking we really need more clocks and I remembered that I had this almost entirely cut already, just waiting for me to figure out the final details of how to get it all together,so I just jumped in and did it, keeping it all as simple as I could. While I used a router to decorate the top and bottom and make the rabbet on the corner pieces, the whole thing could be made on a scroll saw if that’s the only tool you have with just a little extra work (as long as you have wood in the right thicknesses). You would just have to make the corner supports out of two pieces and use a bevel cut on the edges to decorate the top and bottom pieces. Of course you also need a drill to make your blade entry holes.
The glass is just clear plexiglass colored with DecoArt glass stain and the light is from a 4 watt nightlight on clip-on cord which fits in a 1” hole in the removable back access panel. (An access panel is needed so that you can reach in to change the battery on the clock movement since they are usually battery-powered)
-- Scroll saw patterns @ http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com