Isaac Youngs’ Wall Clock

Modern CAD software restores the look of a 164-year-old Shaker design.
By Christopher Schwarz
Pages: 52-59

From the August 2004 issue #142
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It’s difficult to open a book about Shaker furniture or to page through a woodworking catalog without coming face to face with a clock similar to this one. It seems that nearly every woodworking magazine and catalog has published plans for a clock with Isaac Newton Youngs’ name on it.

So what possessed us to do the same thing?

Well, the goal of this project was to create a version of Youngs’ clock that looked very much like the classic original but was built with joinery that a beginner would be comfortable with.

From the August 2004 issue #142
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