Simplified Shaker Clock
Cut the basic pieces a few weeks ago and finally got back on the project after getting my Bosch RA1181 router table retrofitted with a Jessem Rout-R-Lift II. This item will be going to some friends in Upstate New York who returned home to support their aging family members after leaving Tennessee a year ago. With that in mind, I’ve decided to eliminate the traditional hinged doors and provide access to the works from the back for a simpler appearance and construction. (With this initial attempt behind me, I will make a more modern version with glass in both doors and a pendulum clock works with chimes.)
This weekend, I made all the rabbets, glass/panel channels and tenons, assembled the case and panels, fitted the glass window and applied Zinser’s Amber Shellac to the oak parts. I’ll top coat with polyurethane. The solid pine back pieces were left natural and finished with Watco wipe-on polyurethane.
Still have to make the clock face, order the works and finish fitting the assembly together...
Common Man Woodworking