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ISSUE ARCHIVES

NOV/DEC 2000
Volume 43 /  Issue 2

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Grandfather Clock, Part 2
Toy Crane
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A Clockmaker’s Diary
SECOND INSTALLMENT -- The Waist Assembly

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“I knew that I was entering a new phase of working on the clock, and that the Waist Assembly had fewer pieces than the other two assemblies. I also knew that the Waist would provide a break between the complexity of the Hood and Base assemblies. Quite frankly, I was looking forward to this.”

That’s how Jim McCann described the start of his work on this, the second installment of our “Clockmaker’s Diary”.
 
The first installment of this series (“The Hood Assembly”) was published in last month’s edition of “HANDS-ON !”. In our previous segment, we read some of Jim’s remarks on the challenges (and joys) of digging into a large, fine woodworking project.  Actual construction of this clock took place over the course of several months.  When Jim began, we asked him to take a few moments at the end of each week’s work to jot down some notes and comments on his progress.
 
Jim’s main point then was (and still is) that any large project is best broken up into many smaller projects. The methods Jim discusses here apply to a wide spectrum of woodworking.   And although you might not be at all interested in building a tall case clock,  what he says here should be a big help to you as he explores the full potential of the Shopsmith MARK V Woodworking System
 
Here’s Jim’s continuing account . . .