Shaker Wall Clock in Cherry

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Project by Mark Osbourne posted 12-03-2007 04:47 AM 12914 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This clock was built as part of a series of classes taught by Glen Huey at the Centerville OH Woodcraft store. This was our second project, the first was a shaker style step stool, which was used as an introduction to each other and the tools and workflow we would be using.

The clock was constructed of cherry, with cherry veneered plywood for the door panel. The doors are constructed with bridle joints. The total height of the piece is about 30”. While the clock would normally have small turned knobs on the doors, my wife liked the look before the knobs were added, so they stayed off. The clock was finished with Minwax Antique Oil finish.

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#1 posted 12-03-2007 04:57 AM

I like the clean simple lines of it. Great job.

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

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#2 posted 12-03-2007 05:12 AM

Clean lines but this looks great because it is really clean construction. Nice work.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 12-03-2007 05:13 AM

I like it without the knobs too! Also, like the way you captured that particular piece for the panel. Well selected! Looks aged to some degree already.

Now tell me…looks like you’ve been a member for 571 days and this is your 2nd post! How did that happen?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 12-03-2007 05:27 AM

Great Work! I love the clean appearance without the knobs.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Mark Osbourne

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#5 posted 12-03-2007 05:39 AM

Dorje: 571 days… I think I joined about the same time I was starting the last project in the series of classes, and I wanted to wait until I had them done to post them. Well, 2 of them are done; I still have plenty of work to do on the blanket chest, so I figured I should get busy posting projects and getting them out of the shop and into use. Maybe getting these posted will help get the last one done…

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#6 posted 12-03-2007 06:10 AM

It just might! What kind of joinery on the blanket chest?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#7 posted 12-03-2007 06:23 AM

Another great piece! Good job keeping your wife happy! I think it looks great without the knobs.

Looking forward to more of your posts!



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Thos. Angle

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#8 posted 12-03-2007 01:35 PM

good clean shaker work. well done.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 12-03-2007 02:18 PM

Great workmanship on a nice design.Congratulations.

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

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#10 posted 12-03-2007 04:21 PM

Really nice execution of a very classic-pooking design. Bravo!

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

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#11 posted 12-03-2007 04:52 PM

Simple lines are often quite elegant. I’ve seen this type before and always liked it. Good job.

-- Working at Woodworking

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Mark Osbourne

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#12 posted 12-03-2007 05:04 PM

Dorje: You can see Glen’s version of the blanket chest we built in this blanket chest article at Popular Woodworking. The main carcass is rabbeted and nailed with cut nails, much like a utilitarian shaker piece would have been. The drawers were my first experience with hand cutting rabbeted half-blind dovetails, so there’s room for improvement there. Now to actually get it completely assembled and get a couple of coats of finish on it.

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#13 posted 12-03-2007 09:17 PM

I love your clock, clean sharp line and a nice look so it could be placed anywere in the house. I have make two clock my self and I wood love to make one like this. I’ll have to file this away in my favorites file. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#14 posted 12-04-2007 07:46 PM

A wonderful piece of woodworking craftsmanship. Turned out beautifully. Thanks for posting it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#15 posted 12-05-2007 07:08 AM

Sounds good to me!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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