Reproduction of a Tall Case Clock: Original built by John Townsend of Newport. RI. in 1789.
Original owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NewYork, NY
Primary wood: Mahogany
Secondary woods: Oak, Poplar
Movement: David Lindow
Engraving: Valdemar Skov
References: Metropolitan Museum of Art web site
Magazine article from 'Good Furniture and Decorating', Dec. 1930. Thank you Chuck Phillips
SAPFM plans by Ed Stuckey. Thank you Ed.
Notes: Wood working skills mentored by Charles Neil
Carving skills mentored by Mary May
Encouragement and advice from SAPFM Great Lakes members
Process: Drew a complete set of working/shop drawings using the references above. (Currently not in a publishable condition.)
Built a poplar prototype, planning cuts, clamping and proportion.
I initially planned a for the clock to be less than 8 foot in height, but the prototype proved less elegant than the original.
Built a pin router to produce the large moldings.
Water born dyes and water born finish.
- Townsend Tall Case Clock
Townsend Tall Case Clock
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Wayland, William J.
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