Complete Guide to Making Wooden Clocks: Traditional, Shaker & Contemporary Designs: A Woodworker's Project Manual


Comprehensive, step-by-step photo chapter. Features plans, parts lists and instructions for 37 clocks. Never run out of ideas for clocks again! John Nelson offers plans and parts lists for a wide variety of traditional, Shaker and contemporary clocks.
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Comprehensive, step-by-step photo chapter. Features plans, parts lists and instructions for 37 clocks. Never run out of ideas for clocks again! John Nelson offers plans and parts lists for a wide variety of traditional, Shaker and contemporary clocks.
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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565232082
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 520,304
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

John A. Nelson is considered a master craftsman by scroll saw enthusiasts and is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine. He is the author of 10 books about scroll sawing, including The Complete Guide to Making Wooden Clocks, 50 Easy Weekend Scroll Saw Projects, Making Wooden Baskets on Your Scroll Saw, and Inspirational Scroll Saw Projects. John has spent thousands of hours at the scroll saw, authored dozens of patterns, and built some of the most beautiful examples of scrollwork to be found.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vi
Chapter One
A Brief History of Clocks 1
Chapter Two
America's Popular Clocks 5
Chapter Three
Clock Components 17
Chapter Four
Making Your Own Clock 25
Step-by-Step Instructions for a Coffin Clock 28
Chapter Five
Plans for 37 Clock Projects 32
Project 1: Cat Lover's Wall Clock 32
Project 2: Woodland Fawn Clock 34
Project 3: Super-Simple Desk Clock 36
Project 4: Angel Desk Clock 38
Project 5: Business Man's Clock 40
Project 6: Eight-Sided Classic Clock 43
Project 7: Roman Corners Clock 46
Project 8: Trophy Buck Wall Clock 48
Project 9: Writer's Desk Clock 50
Project 10: Pyramid Desk Clock 53
Project 11: Sextant Desk Clock 55
Project 12: Balloon Shelf Clock 59
Project 13: In-The-Balance Shelf Clock 61
Project 14: Three-Wood Pendulum Clock 56
Project 15: Mission Easel Clock 69
Project 16: Tambour Shelf Clock 73
Project 17: Petite Shelf Clock 77
Project 18: 19th Century Shelf Clock 80
Project 19: Lion's Head Black Mantel Clock 84
Project 20: Kitchen Clock with Drawer 88
Project 21: Mission-Style Mantel Clock 91
Project 22: Early Mission Shelf Clock 97
Project 23: Skeleton Shelf Clock 100
Project 24: See-Thru Wall Clock 105
Project 25: New England Wall Clock 109
Project 26: Simple Schoolhouse Clock 112
Project 27: Country Pantry Clock 116
Project 28: Collector's Shelf Clock 120
Project 29: Modern Long-Case Clock 123
Project 30: Krazy Klock 126
Project 31: Onyx Office Clock 130
Project 32: Clergyman's Wall Clock 133
Project 33: Shaker-Style Coffin Clock 138
Project 34: Fancy Cuckoo Clock 141
Project 35: 1840 Shaker Wall Clock 146
Project 36: Vienna Clock 153
Project 37: 1802 Grandfather Clock 161
Appendix A
Sources 173
Appendix B
Clock Project Woods 175
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