This is a basic question, but I have not found any authority or discussion on it. Is there a standard in woodworking for determining Right or Left? Is it from the worker’s perspective, or from the perspective of the product, or, in this case, the clock?
I agree with Gary, typically plans describe the right side as “right as viewed from the front”. Interestingly, it becomes confusing to those of us in the field of medicine, where the human body is described from the subject (patient’s) perspective, not the observer’s perspective.