Shaker wall clock pics

marinosr

Richard
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I just finished this Isaac Youngs 19th c. Shaker wall clock. I challenged myself to build this from rough-cut lumber without using any power tools, and it came out well I think! I certainly learned a lot about small-scale woodworking.

It's made out of khaya and has a Hermle mechanical movement. The dial is laser-printed paper on plywood. The black pieces were ebonized with winemaker's tannin and rusty vinegar water. The natural-colored parts got seven coats of garnet shellac, and the black parts got a few coats of beeswax/BLO mixture, for a contrast in sheen. I worked mostly off of Christian Becksvoort's plans.

Thanks for looking!

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Danny Batchelor

Danny
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Really looks great. Like the makers mark and the different wood treatments giving totally opposite results. Will the face last as long as the cabinet?
 

marinosr

Richard
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Thanks all! It took a long time (birth of daughter intervened 18 months ago haha) so I'm very happy to have it done. I appreciate the kind words.
 

Hmerkle

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Hank
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GREAT work! and all unplugged! (You should be proud, VERY proud!)
 

KenOfCary

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Ken
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Really nice looking piece. Do you have a peg to hang it on?
 

cyclopentadiene

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The black stain looks great. I used ash a few months ago with Tannin and the vinegar solution and it had a blue hue. I like the way this became a true black
 

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