Wisconsin Cherry Shaker Clock

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 11-10-2007 08:33 AM 3774 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this clock when we lived in our Milwaukee bungalow.

Cherry came from “Kettle Moraine Hardwood saw mill

Finish is orange shellac right-out-of-the-can. Sanded to 320 between coats.

Clock kit bought from the Klockit , Lake Geneva, Wisconsin outlet store

Clock face came from the same store. Was bright white, added a coat of shellac to make it look old.

Design came from an old FWW. Do not remember if it was a plan or something I reverse engineered from a photo. Sure it was not 100% because the finial shape was something I came up with at that time. Never follow someone elses plan. Always making mine a little different.

Cherry has developed the natural deep dark color. Sat in front of many windows over the years.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 11-10-2007 08:49 AM

very nice clock, I have alway loved the shaker style. One of my favorite periods of furniture.

-- Kaleo ,

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#2 posted 11-10-2007 12:29 PM

Beautiful Dan.

When are are you going full time?

Finish question:

How do you apply the shellac?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#3 posted 11-10-2007 12:51 PM

Another fine job!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 11-10-2007 02:21 PM

Beautiful clock….very well done.I like the antiqued clock face..nice touch!


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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 11-10-2007 02:32 PM

Great clock, Dan. Nice design work as well. Ya gotta love that Cherry, it just gets better and better. Nice touch with the face.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 11-10-2007 03:07 PM

very nice work dan. since im new here i usually check peoples project page and youve posted a lot of very nice stuff .

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#7 posted 11-10-2007 04:09 PM

Very nice clock Dan.I like the vintage lines.Well done!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#8 posted 11-10-2007 05:01 PM

Beautiful clock, Dan!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bill Hall

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#9 posted 11-10-2007 05:48 PM

Wow, that’s killer. I have a cherry clock that I’m working on right now that I was going to tung oil, but that orange shellac looks incredible. I might have to try that.


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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 11-10-2007 06:21 PM

John :
Will probably go full time when I retire >grin<

shellac was applied with a badger brush, however, I do not use that method today. I rag it on today.

Everyone else :
Thanks for all the great feedback !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 11-10-2007 06:35 PM

Real nice Dan.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#12 posted 11-10-2007 11:33 PM

Great clock Dan.

The Cherry is aging great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 11-11-2007 05:17 PM


Very nice work!

I think you’re already professional, and just don’t know it yet!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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