Its realy not that hard to do. Turn it on the lathe. The torch part is made by carving a V notch around the turning. I lay out the notch with a piece of tape. I like to carve, that is one reason I make this kind of thing. It kept me out of the bars for years! To get the finish, I pick out the pretty and nice wood I have the the drawer fronts and parts that show the most. I get the wood from N.w PA. where I am from. The grandfather clocks are walnut, mantle clock is worny chestnut. Not special joints, basic 3 boxes with mouldings attached. M ortis and tendons and dovetails.
Last edited by johnray; 11-12-2011 at 06:40 AM.