Art deco desk clock
Form the body and wings
1 Cut a 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 3" blank for the body (A). (We used lacewood and curly maple for the clock previous page, top and spalted maple and walnut for the one previous page, bottom.) Photocopy the Body Pattern, and adhere it to the blank with spray adhesive, aligning the bottom edge of the pattern flush with the end of the blank.
2 Using a 1 3/8" Forstner bit in your drill press, bore a hole 3/8" deep in the body (A) where marked on the pattern.
3 Bandsaw or scrollsaw the body (A) to just outside the pattern lines, then sand the edges to the lines.
4 To cut the stopped grooves on the sides of the body (A), install a 1/4" straight bit in a table-mounted router. Adjust the fence to center the bit in the 3/4" stock. Now set a stopblock so when the body is pushed across the bit, it stops at the indicated mark on the pattern, shown in photo. Rout the grooves on both sides of the body.
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