Mario Rodriguez designed an Arts-and-Crafts clock with a contemporary feel for his daughter’s birthday, which didn’t leave him much time. The joinery is simple, just stub tenons and dadoes; the clock has just eight parts, and since it’s small, finishing goes quickly. He used a router table and tablesaw for the joinery, and he veneered the face and back panel. The glazed door swings up on dowel hinges for access to the pendulum. He advises that you assemble the case on its side, and he explains how he snapped the pendulum rod to size and attached the hands. Detailed project plans show how all eight parts come together and how to assemble the door. Side information explains how to make checkered inlay.

From Fine Woodworking #123