Some of the techniques when cutting out fret patterns have always been the same techniques and methods used over the years when working with longcase clocks. I find them easy and most importantly faster when trying to make a living repairing or building new longcase clocks. Having cut out hundreds of fret patterns when working…

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The thing about making a longcase clock completely from scratch is you have to acquire a lot of skills, from engineering skills for making the movement, painting skills for the dial, and cabinet making skills for making the case. So to make a longcase clock that was constructed in the style and looked like the…

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Case design is not such a formidable task as you may think; it can be done with a little research and the basic skills in technical drawing. If you covered this at school you’re already halfway there. Although there are advanced drawing programs you can use on computers today, we still use the old method…

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