This clock features design elements from several sources.
SHOP OWNER: Dave Griessmann
LOCATION: Cincinnati, OH
The inspiration for this project came both from a clock in John Kassay’s book, “The Book Of Shaker Furniture”, and “Building Traditional Country Furniture” by the editors of Popular Woodworking.
The widest part measures 16” and the overall height is 75”. This clock has a Hermle mechanical movement, which I purchased from Merritt’s Clockworks. The wood I used is tiger maple I stained using a golden amber aniline dye with five coats of shellac rubbed out.
This project had a number of different challenges for me. It was my first time ever working with a clock movement and I have to thank the folks from Merritt’s for making it easy! This was my first attempt at spraying stain and shellac in my garage with an air compressor. It went so well it’s something I will be doing from now on! This was my first time adapting details from two sources while adding my own flavor to the project. I also learned how to make cove molding on a table saw. There’ll be no more paying a premium for that from now on!
I look forward to my next clock project (I already have it picked out) but it will be a while before I can tackle it, as I have other items on my list to build first!. . . Dave Griessmann
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