Back View Of Door

Tenon,

Center horizontal muntin on full height of opening to top of arch.

Laminated glass retaining bar ^

Muntins, y

Muntin tenon,

Cross section of rail at muntin Intersection

Bullet catch, top part, centered in bottom door rail

Assemble Case on Its Side

I laid one side of the case on the workbench and glued in the bottom and. middle shelves. Next I slid in the veneered face panel with the works attached. I set m the completed door and then carefully lowered the other case side, lining up all the mating parts. After standing the clock upright, I glued the top on and clamped up the whole assembly, side to side and top to bottom. I adjusted the clamps until the case was square (see the photo at right). The back of the clock, which slides home in a groove, goes on last.

After the slue had dried, I cut, planed

O ' r and finished one side of a %-\n.-thick door stop. I glued the door stop onto the bottom shelf, using spring clamps to hold it in place until the glue had set. The bullet catch provides a positive stop for the door, but the door stop will prevenr the door from being inadvertently jammed past the catch, possibly breaking the hinge dowels or the case itself.

Snap Pendulum Rod to Size, and Attach Hands

1 he pendulum hanger extends down into the lower compartment through the cutout in the middle shelf. The hanger supports the adjustable pendulum shaft. I lie pendulum shaft is manufactured with scored lines across its back so that it can be broken to length. I broke off the shaft so the center of the pendulum bob would swing past the cross hairs formed by the muntins of the door.

I positioned the one-piece dial and bezel over the clock stem extending through the veneered face panel (the dial is the face of the clock; the bezel is the brass-bound glass disc). Then I fastened the dial with a thin brass nut. I press-fitted the hands over the stem and screwed on the top nut. Each hand has a slot or hole that corresponds with a portion of the dial stem. Next I tacked the dial in place with the eight tiny brads that came with it. Once the dial was tacked down, 1 put in a D battcrv and turned on the clock.

Finally, 1 turned the clock upside down (after temporarily removing the pendulum shaft and bob) and slid the back of the case in from the bottom. I secured it with two %-in. #8 brass screws driven into the back edge of the bottom shelf. 1 he removable back makes it easy to change the battery or turn off the clock.

ASSEMBLE THE CLOCK ON ITS SIDE, turn it upright and then place the top on the clock. Adjust the clamps as necessary to make the case square.

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