Let me know if I'm boring you all with my newbie projects! I figured this was probably the most entry-level project in Paul's book, so this is where I'm starting.
First, a little backstory: About a year ago, my father-in-law came over one day and for no reason, and without asking anyone, just decided he was going to hang a clock in our kitchen. Just grabbed a hammer and nail, and put up a clock. It was one of those heinous digital clocks
that also tells temperature and stuff. It's been a sore spot for me and I threatened to take it down many times, but the wife didn't want to hurt her dad's feelings. Whatever. Anyway, she accidentally knocked it off the wall and broke it last week. Sweet, sweet karma. I said the only way another clock was going back up was if it was one I made. So here I am, making a clock.
Not a big fan of oak, but it's what we have in our kitchen, so oak it is. Here I've got my stock cut to rough length and width. The panel will be cut to fit after all of this is assembled.
Truing up the ends on my newly made shooting board. This was after planing up the other surfaces to final dimensions.
Laying out the joinery and labeling where I want everything to go.
A question for anyone who has built clocks before: where is a good source for clock inserts? This will probably take a 3" diameter insert. I've found a few sites, but nothing really jumps out at me.