Emily’s clock

As we get closer to winter here in New York, I thought that it was about time to wrap up showing the summer projects that my woodworking students in Belmont Hill School have built. Emily’s clock had perhaps the most attention to detail of the pieces made by these young woodworkers.

What we set out to do was create two wave-shape facades and lay on them a thin piece of 3-ply model making veneer. We glued the strip of veneer to the wave and secured it with two rows of decorative nails. Emily painted one of the facades and added beautiful numbers. 

Check it out…

1. The wave-like facades were formed.

2. The clock mechanism was installed into a shallow mortise. 

3. The facades were glued to the base.

4. The numbers were pained on

5. The finished piece. Notice the nice cherry wood details we added to complete the piece – sealing the base and accentuating the clock's zenith. 

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About Yoav Liberman

Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.