Cutting out space for clock works
I am making a clock out of a large piece of wood. My question is what is the best way cut out the space that the clock works mechanism will fit down into? I need to cut out a space 1 1/4" deep.
Thank you for any help.
You could go about it in a couple of ways. If you like you could cut it out by hand. I have an article on cutting mortises for hinges that might help. You could use the same method for your clock mechanism.
Another option would be to use a plunge router. You would need to make a jig to run the router against, otherwise the bit would tend to grab the router and take it where it wants to go, not where you want it.
With either method I would recommend using a drill with an appropriately sized bit to rough out the hole so there isn't as much wood to remove.
Hope this helps. Love the curl in your wood. Looks like it will be a great clock.
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