The Complete Guide to Making Wooden Clocks: Traditional, Shaker and Contemporary Designs

The Complete Guide to Making Wooden Clocks: Traditional, Shaker and Contemporary Designs

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By (author) John A. Nelson

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  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 184 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 276mm x 14mm | 800g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2003
  • Publication City/Country: East Petersberg
  • ISBN 10: 1565232089
  • ISBN 13: 9781565232082
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 106 colour photographs, 281 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 172,049

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Basic techniques, clock designs, and parts lists are included in this guide to constructing a handsomely crafted, handmade wooden clock. A history of clock-making in America is accompanied by basic craft information including clock components, authentic movements, and modern clock innovations. Provided are classic antique designs such as the tambour shelf clock, the black mantel clock, and the Shaker wall clock, and contemporary designs such as krazy clock, the balloon shelf clock, and the sextant desk clock. Details on incorporating both exotic woods such as cocobolo, purple heart, and zebra wood as well as classic woods such as cherry, oak, and figured maple are provided.

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The Complete Guide to Making Wooden Clocks by John A. Nelson, Offers plans for making 37 traditional, Shaker and contemporary clock projects, suitable for a range of skill levels. The author has also included some history on clockmaking, an introduction to the latest clock parts and accessories available today, and instructions on how to make use of them and where to get them. The projects begin with step-by-step instructions for making a coffin clock. The rest of the projects are presented with a color photograph of the finished clock, measured drawings and cut lists. The plans include a front, right side and top views for each clock. All drawings are fully dimensioned and, where necessary, section views are provided. There's also a list of clock museums and information on the National Clock and Watch Association. The 176-page softcover sells for $19.95.

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Nothing enhances a rooms decor like a handsomely crafted, hand-made clock. Whether your passion is stately grandfather clocks, timeless mantel clocks or modern desk clocks, you'll find all the information you need to create your own timepiece here in this book from author and clock collector John A Nelson. John's love for American-made clocks shines through as he introduces you to the history of clock making in America. You'll learn about Seth Thomas and other renowned craftsmen and take a closer look at America's favorite clocks, including the popular Regulator and School House clocks. John then moves into the basics of clock making. Anyone interested in crafting his own clock will appreciate the in-depth informations in the chapter on clock components. You'll learn how to incorporate authentic movements in your clock, or you can choose to make use of modern clock components. In the comprehensive step-by-step photo chapter, see exactly how to build a replica of a Shaker coffin-style clock. Use these basic techniques - plus the plans, parts lists and specific information presented here- to create 37 different clocks. Choose from these Or try your hand at these classic antique designs: exciting contemporary clocks: Tambour Shelf Clock Krazy Klock Black Mantel Clock Balloon Shelf Clock Skeleton Clock Triangular Shelf Clock Mission Shelf Clock Three-Wood Pendulum Clock Shaker Wall Clock Sextant Desk Clock Plus 27 more complete clock plans John rounds out his book with an extensive appendix. A separate appendix includes an index of the woods used to make the 37 project clocks, including exotics such as cocobolo, purple heart and zebra wood plus classic stand-bys like cherry, oak and figured maple.