Isaac Youngs Clock with Hand Tools

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Project by Tom posted 01-24-2022 03:21 PM 594 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt to make the Isaac Youngs clock with hand tools. I followed the process from Will Myers in his video from Wood and Shop.

It is made with poplar and pine from the home center. The case is nailed together. The doors are an interesting half bridle joint and are the main challenge. The finish is amber shellac on the door panel and clear shellac with some brown tint on the case. I used an inexpensive quarts movement for this one which I will keep in my shop.

If you want to try this build with hand tools, I highly recommend the video from Will Myers. You don’t need a lot of tools. This is a smaller project and the joints can be a little bit tedious so that they look nice. Also, you don’t need a lot of wood to make this clock. I will probably make another in the future with nicer wood.

If you want to see pictures of the build, you can check out my blog here.

Thanks for looking… :)

-- Tom

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#1 posted 01-24-2022 03:33 PM

Well done! I like the placement in your shop. I built a similar clock in chery but not with hand tools…very impressive work.

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#2 posted 01-24-2022 03:42 PM

like the clock. Looks good

-- Ron

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#3 posted 01-24-2022 04:06 PM

Nice work, beautiful clock.

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#4 posted 01-25-2022 03:31 AM

Nice work on the clock.

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#5 posted 01-31-2022 01:10 AM

love it

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