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I am looking for some designs for a long case clock of a fairly simple design (like a shaker type of thing- partly a stylistic choice but mostly for ease of making). Are there any books anyone could recommend or a website with detailed plans.
I would put up with an electronic mechanism with or without a pendulum and not as long as the 6 1/2 feet high old fashioned grandfather clocks, there are some really beautiful ornate ones way beyond my capabilities. I haven't done any veneering either, so solid wood preferred and nothing with a column that needs a lathe and no inlaying.
It sounds as though I should be trying to make something else really!
Thanks
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Norm also made a shaker wall clock which was 31 1/2 inches tall by 11 1/8 inches wide. There's a picture of it on the front cover of one of his books

How do I know these measurements so precisely? Send me a private message if you're interested in this project ;) :) .

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Kevin Ley made a narrow, very shakerish, one in F&C a while back. Er, wait, yep, it's in his book "Kevin Ley's Furniture Projects: Practical Designs for Modern Living". (I dunno, what is it with these writer's for F&C and thier enormously long book titles? :roll: ) Anyway, from memory I think it sounds a possible for what you're looking for.

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May be not your thing.

but The Woodworker ( May2005) had as its main article had a long case clock design, mission style very Arts and Crafts.

I did'nt like the finish but in something more natural, oil, it could be better.

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Wasn't there a two(or was it three) part series on building a long case clock in FWW recently, sometime around the start of this year. I can take a look this evening. From what I recall I have all parts.

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Thanks for that, some great tips. I will try and get the FWW on back order.
 

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The Pensylvanian one had a lot of detail & some turned columns if I remember right, may be too fancy for what you want.

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