In this new series I am starting on a Shaker wall clock built by Issac Youngs during the 1840's. Issac Youngs built about 24 of these wall clocks that we know of. Of the 24 clocks only about 4-5 still survive today. They are not all the same and many modern makers have adapted the clock to fit modern lumber sizes.
My clock will be very close to the original design dimensions, shown at to the left, which come from "The Book of Shaker Furniture" by John Kassay. See book review here. The few exceptions in my design will be: I am not including the peg hanging hole on the top, I am not adding the inspection windows, and I will not be using knobs for the doors. I am going with a cleaner look and the entire clock will be made from Old Growth Sequoia Redwood. I resawed a 12x12 beam of Redwood that I received from a local rancher and it will be enough wood for several projects, including this clock.
In John Kassay's book , he gives a great breakdown of the entire clock construction and includes a detailed parts list. The original clock was made from Walnut with a Pine back piece. Though I am not following every measurement to a T, I am staying true to the outside dimensions. Meaning all of my door frames, width, height, and depth will be the same as the original. I like the look of the original and would like to stay faithful to those dimensions.
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