Shaker Tall Clock
This graceful piece is made with readily available materials and simple techniques
The clock Robert Treanor shows how to build is based on one that’s believed to be the work of Benjamin Youngs, a clockmaker in the Shaker community of Watervliet, New York. Treanor modified the dimensions a bit to fit today’s standard stock. The case joinery is simple and strong using a doweling jig. Sliding dovetails join the hood top and sides, and rabbets in the inside faces of the sides help keep out dust. The hood door is rabbeted for a glass insert. Detailed project plans help show how all the parts come together.
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