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Building a Shaker Wall Clock

Choose your movement first, then build the clock around it


Contributing editor Christian Becksvoort demonstrates the construction of a Shaker-style clock in this article with detailed project plans. Using an original clock for inspiration, Becksvoort demonstrates universal techniques for clockmaking while building a classic piece from cherry. He offers several options for construction so you can choose how closely you will follow the original. Among the tips he shares to perfect your clock are making the case to fit the clock parts, not the other way around, and fitting the door. Side information discusses clock movements, custom dials, and dial painting.

From Fine Woodworking #157

From Fine Woodworking #157, pp. 53

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