Shaker Wall Clock

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Project by Flashpoint posted 09-18-2017 06:16 PM 1052 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Carcass: Big box cedar, planed mostly smooth. 8”W x 22”H x 4”T, not counting the top hole. Back is finish nailed to top and sides.
Face: Common pine, cut on a bias so the piece and grain denote the hour. Hour triangles are glued to a piece of 1/4” plywood.
Construction: Single large dovetail on each corner. Glue and brads for face brackets. Face is held on to the brackets with 4 finish nails that pull out of pre-drilled holes by friction only for easy service of movement.

Brass hinges and hands. Rare earth & nail head keep door closed.
Cheap battery quartz movement with pendulum. Glass panes.
Finish: BLO

Secret: Behind the face are two more rare earth magnets on left and right that are hidden to hold a small clip for secret storage, i.e. Money, jewelry, etc…

My thoughts: Cedar was a double edged sword, very light when done and grain finished well, but so easy to dent/soft. Brass hands should have been darker to be seen easier. All in all, I passed my own litmus test, I didn’t want to give it to my sister once it was done. Thanks

-- Flashpoint

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#1 posted 09-18-2017 10:45 PM

Great clock, you put some work into that. The face made with the pie slices of pine is ingenious.

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#2 posted 09-18-2017 10:46 PM

Great design and execution.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 09-19-2017 04:37 PM

This is a beautiful Shaker clock and it has a lot of nice character and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 09-19-2017 05:43 PM

Very nice looking Shaker clock—I really like how you did the clock face!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 09-19-2017 05:53 PM

You did a very fine job.
I really like the face. Good call.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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