I finally finished the Tall Clock that I made in Carol Hardy's class at IGMA's Guild School last year.
A close-up of the clock face that consist of 3 layers of steel and brass with the hands that Carol provided with the clock.
I decided to try and make it a working clock, it took a lot of effort and thinking but I got it done. I had to cut away the wood and glue the wrist watch movement directly to the back of the face, the wood was too thick to allow the pin for the hands to stick through to the front.
The hood can come off just like the real antiques so that you can work on the movement if necessary, in my case to replace the battery.
I made hinges for the hood door that looks like real tall clock hinges to allow the door to swing open freely and not hit the turned columns on the sides of the door.
Here are the hinges being made, since the door is too thin too handle any nails being pushed into them, I extended the hinge, bend it and sandwiched the top part between the two wood layers of the door.
A close-up of the hinge.
I learned so much at Castine last year and am so looking forward to learning more this year!!!!
PS: Dorien asked about jewelers saws, if you google images you will find loads of photos of jewelers saws and items that has been made using the saw.