LumberJocks

Shaker Clock -- with a Touch of Mission

  • Advertise with us
Project by Picken5 posted 259 days ago 1127 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this as a wedding gift for my daughter and my soon-to-be son-in-law. Except for the ebony corner details, it’s made entirely of cherry. The finish is Tried & True Varnish Oil. There were plenty of “firsts” for me in this project: mortise & tenon doors, inlayed ebony plugs, and experiencing a brand new type of finish. I also took a number of liberties with the Shaker style, but I think I’ve kept the general “spirit” of the style. It’s a bit shorter than a typical Shaker clock, but my daughter wanted something she could either hang on a wall or place on a shelf, so I shortened the lower cabinet a bit. It also has a slightly cleaner look since I didn’t use any knobs – just routed finger pulls on the inside edges of the doors and added flush magnetic catches inside. (I think a Shaker “purist” would have approved.)

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb





12 comments so far

View SirGareth's profile

SirGareth

46 posts in 833 days


#1 posted 259 days ago

Well, I like it! Nice job with the design and tackling some “firsts”.

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

4509 posts in 926 days


#2 posted 259 days ago

Nice integration of design elements.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112016 posts in 2210 days


#3 posted 259 days ago

Beautiful clock very nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View quartrsawn's profile

quartrsawn

143 posts in 1846 days


#4 posted 259 days ago

Very nice !

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

View Oldtool's profile

Oldtool

1783 posts in 824 days


#5 posted 259 days ago

Beautiful craftsmanship, beautiful clock. I really like the cherry and ebony contrast, one of my preferred features too, adds a nice touch. Great design & execution on this, a future family heirloom for sure.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View Ottacat's profile

Ottacat

322 posts in 485 days


#6 posted 259 days ago

Very nicely done. I love the overall sense of balance and proportions. I am sure it will be treasured for a long time.

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15623 posts in 1500 days


#7 posted 259 days ago

This clock is fabulous and so well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View SCOTSMAN's profile

SCOTSMAN

5352 posts in 2218 days


#8 posted 259 days ago

Wow really nice, and well complimented with the addition of the black wooden square pegs they set it off beautifully. I am very impressed with it . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4119 posts in 1490 days


#9 posted 259 days ago

That is a great clock and your joinery is excelent

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

View BTimmons's profile

BTimmons

2116 posts in 1118 days


#10 posted 259 days ago

That’s a pretty cool look. The plugs class it up, for sure.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

View jim65's profile

jim65

359 posts in 567 days


#11 posted 259 days ago

beautiful, great looking clock!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

View DaleMaley's profile

DaleMaley

108 posts in 869 days


#12 posted 258 days ago

I like the simple and clean look.

Nice job!

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase