In the first of a two-part series, woodworking teacher Lonnie Bird details plans for building a Pennsylvania tall clock. The design, which incorporates details found on several 17th-century clocks, is basically three stacked boxes the hood, waste and base. This article focuses on the hood, which is built to fit around the mechanical clockwork and incorporates mortise-and-tenon joinery, half-blind dovetails, arched moldings and turned columns.

A detailed cut list is also available for this project.

Lonnie Bird  is an author  and woodworking instructor. Visit him online at .

From Fine Woodworking #171