Isaac Youngs Clock #3: Pictures Round 2 - Lower Panel Door

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Blog entry by Tom posted 01-11-2022 06:18 PM 516 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Pictures Round 1 - Upper door Part 3 of Isaac Youngs Clock series Part 4: Pictures Round 3 - Clock Case »

The lower door construction is similar to the glass upper door, but it holds a thin 1/8” pine panel. For the panel, I ripped a 3/4” board with the hand saw and hand planed it down to 1/8” thickness. I got some exercise ripping the panel. Planing thin stock works best if you clamp it on the back end. I made it oversize and cut it down to the door frame. I glued it up with liquid hide glue and clamped it in a frame.

There is a lot of nuance to making these doors. It takes some practice and following the video really helps. That is the hard part. Next is a nailed together case.

Thanks for reading… :)

-- Tom

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#1 posted 01-11-2022 06:28 PM

Nice work and very useful tutorial

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#2 posted 01-11-2022 08:23 PM

Nice work on the resawing, using a panel saw must have been tough.

-- "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

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#3 posted 01-11-2022 11:16 PM

thats some damn fine hand tool work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 01-13-2022 01:56 PM

Nice jig to press the panel for the glue up.

Nice result.
Neat internal corners.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn (and that is nice)

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#5 posted 01-13-2022 02:08 PM

Sylvain – The jig really helped keep the door flat. Will recommends it in the video. It’s a good idea to take the time to make it, especially if you plan to make a few of these clocks which I plan to do. I want to try with some nicer wood next time and maybe a lower glass door.

-- Tom

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