Another clock but with some changes

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Project by knotnow posted 01-04-2014 08:33 PM 1132 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made another Shaker Clock of Pine but made the doors using through mortise and tendon joinery. I also did not put in the side glass on this clock as former clocks. I made the trim around the clock dial a bit fancier with an arch and floral design and in the last pic I made a wood stick pendulum for it but liked it so well I put it in my Chestnut Clock instead. The wood stick pendulum is adjustable in length by sliding it up or down in the top mount I made. I think I’ll be making more of this style of pendulum for future clocks I’m making as gifts. I hand picked a more figured pine board with knots and interesting grain and re-sawed the board for the back and book matched it for a more interesting look. I’m making two more clocks right now, one for my mother-in-law and one for my brother-in-law for appreciation in their helping us out during a tough time. My brother-in-law’s clock will have a single glass lower door instead of a double glass pane door.

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#1 posted 01-04-2014 11:20 PM

Great job! Where do you get your clock works?

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#2 posted 01-05-2014 04:16 AM

I get my clock works from Klockit. I then take the pendulum rod that comes with the kit and modify it as I don’t care for the looks of the flat, 5/16 inch wide brass stick. The flat stick is segmented on the backside for snapping it to the length needed for your particular application. I snap it off at the top line and cut the bottom end on my bandsaw to just hide it behind the pendulum bob. then I cut a corresponding length of 1/8 inch brass rod and solder it to the two ends, it’s about 1 1/2 inches longer then what I removed. With the wood stick pendulum rod I soldered 1/4 inch ID brass tubes to each end to hold the 1/4 inch diameter wood dowel. The clock unit is a quartz pendulum clock of which you can choose which hands you want from their list. The key wind below the hands is not real, the clock dial is paper and also comes from Klockit, it’s the one that comes with Klockit’s Shaker Clock Kit but you can order the 1840 clock dial seperately from the kit.

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#3 posted 01-08-2014 05:07 PM

It’s beautiful, great design on pretty woods. The flower and arched frame are great accents.

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