|Project by knothead||posted 01-05-2014 12:59 PM||1307 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
I have had a rather tough year medically speaking and of the people that I work with one of them stood out solidly by checking up on me while I was off work stuck at home recovering, He and his wife stayed in touch, cooked for me and helped out in different ways when I needed it. The best way I could think to show my gratitude for that was with something handcrafted. To that end I built for them this “interpretation” of the wall clock built by Br. Issac newton Young’s in the mid 1800’s.
Built of Cherry with quartz movement and glass doors and finished with 5 coats of waterborne Lacquer. This “labor of love” turned out to be just as challenging as some of the larger projects I have built. As far as I can tell only one of the original clocks had a glass door. Given the time they were built they would have all likely incorporated a pendulum….I chose to display the pendulum here, but it is constructed so that it can be removed and the bottom compartment filled with silk flowers or small “treasures” if his wife desires. I hope they enjoy it as much as I did building it.
Hat tip to Charles Neil for the PDF , drawings, and research on this clock – Thanks Charles!
-- So Much Wood - So Little Time! --