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Isaac Youngs Clock #6: The Final Bits - Pictures

01-24-2022 03:05 PM by Tom | 4 comments »

The case is built, but there are many final bits that need to be done including hinges, door fitting, shaping the door sides and divider, install the glass, mounting the works, finishing and knobs. This is all fun work for me. This was a fun little project. With the stock prepped, I think it could be built in a couple long days. I would guess I spent about 1 – 40 hour week total tim...

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Isaac Youngs Clock #5: Pictures Round 4 - Back Panel

01-13-2022 03:07 PM by Tom | 3 comments »

There is actually a fair amount of work to prepare and fit the back panel which is just nailed into the rabbets and from the top and bottom. Also, it is a good idea to start some of the finishing before assembly. Similar to the original Youngs clock, the back panel gets a coat of yellow milk paint that lets some of the grain show through. Then I added just one good coat of clear shellac over that. This is a clock and won’t see much hard use hanging on the wall. I also added finis...

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Isaac Youngs Clock #4: Pictures Round 3 - Clock Case

01-12-2022 07:07 PM by Tom | 4 comments »

The case for this clock is just nailed together boards, but there are various steps before picking up a hammer and nail. Preparing the stock takes a bit of effort for me with hand tools. It is easy work. The sides and divider are 1/2” poplar boards from the home center. The length is determined by marking off from the doors and divider. I square the ends on the shooting board. The top and the bottom of the case are a bit wider and 9/16” thick in my example. I plane...

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