Wallclock Episode 4

Clock Episode 4

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In this episode, Paul Sellers shows how to make the raised panel for the front. He shows how to make a panel with Shaker-style curve. This is a great decorative features that can be applied across a large range of furniture making.

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  1. Greg Merritt on 14 November 2012 at 5:26 pm

    The lead in for this episode says “Episode 5”. We seem to be out of order.

    • theoldraker on 14 November 2012 at 6:07 pm

      Ha, I was wondering when we did the raised panel edges. Good stuff either way.

  2. Michael van Zadelhoff on 14 November 2012 at 5:51 pm

    You are right indeed.

  3. Michael van Zadelhoff on 14 November 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Maybe if we are lucky we get two episodes this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Joseph SellersTeam Member on 14 November 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Hey guys,

    A few of you got a preview of next week! Sorry about that.

    The above video is now correct.


    • jenewman2 on 9 September 2014 at 1:49 am

      Where would I go for the download of episode 4? I’m putting these on my iPad to work from when I do the project (my first ever all hand tools woodworking project.) I have episodes1-3.
      Joe in Eutawville,SC

  5. Michael van Zadelhoff on 14 November 2012 at 8:33 pm

    We don’t blame you Jospeh ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for correcting it.

  6. Ken Haygarth on 14 November 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Thanks guys,great job ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. STEVE MASSIE on 15 November 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Enjoyed the video, great job.

  8. Brett aka Pheasantww on 25 November 2012 at 1:57 pm

    When doing raised panels, I was taught they are supposed to be loose so when the panel expanded, they had room. And if you needed to keep them centered, use “space balls” to absorb the expansion.

    Are your panels loose enough for this expansion or is the problem overstated?

    • Joseph SellersTeam Member on 26 November 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Hi @pheasantww.

      You are quite right.

      If this panel was any wider then thought would have to be given regarding shrinkage/expansion of the wood. The only way that we are able to have it quite tight for this project is because it is so small.

  9. Vince Reed on 10 December 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Completed my raised panel. Attempted to raise the back first (figured it be a good place to practice) with it standing up in my vise, but I couldn’t get the hang of it. Laid it flat on the table between two stops and had much greater success. I was able to maintain an even plane and could easily watch both lines and the progress of the cuts.

  10. Sandy on 26 December 2013 at 12:07 am

    I know I am running a little behind on projects and this one is teaching me some very good techniques. But I have a very serious question for Paul. I’m from Georgia in the southeast US and I was wondering if Iced Sweet Tea works?

  11. Gary on 11 March 2014 at 5:22 am

    Wonderful! I had been searching every since I became interested in woodworking with hand tools for an affordable antique panel raising plane. I never realized that I could perform that task with my Stanley #4!….. And, Sandy, I’m a native Texan (though I now live in Wyoming) and I can assure you: ICED SWEET TEA IS WONDERFUL!

  12. jenewman2 on 9 September 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I keep getting tossed off and told to “go to vimeo”?
    South Carolina

  13. jenewman2 on 9 September 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I have some cherry lumber that is “surplus” and about the right thickness. Would it be much more difficult to work with cherry?

    • BrianJ on 10 September 2014 at 12:01 am

      You can check out the “gallery” tab, there are several cherry pieces there.

  14. David Payton on 9 September 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Downloads do not seem to be available at this time. Perhaps something needs to be tweaked.



  15. RANDY REECE on 10 September 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Tried watching the video online because it cannot be download yet. I gave up. It is just too choppy. I will wait till the download is available. Like everyone else, I love Mr. Seller’s website. It has convinced me (novice) to try using hand tools. Since I didn’t have any it is taking me a while to amass them. The recommend tools are not always available on Ebay or available through used tool sellers (are reasonable prices). It is amazing how expensive the old tools are on some sites. I don’t mind restoring the ones I purchased as it gives me a chance to learn the ins and outs of the tools. I have Mr. Seller’s books and DVDs. The special effects on them drive me crazy. The videos here are much better as they are not “Hollywooded up.”

  16. knightlylad on 11 September 2014 at 11:37 am

    Thank you for the lesson.

  17. sjoshuap on 13 September 2014 at 2:37 am

    If you Brits had kept all that tea in England, who knows? We might have never had any woodworking here at all, “real” or not! Hilarious joke, wonderful knowledge, thank you so much Mr. Sellers!

  18. Brian Strappini on 14 September 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I haven’t started work on the Wallclock Project but wanted to go though the whole project first but I seem to come to an end with episode 4. Where can I find episode 5 and more if there are some.
    Loved what I have seen so far. Paul your the best!


  19. tompslattery on 18 September 2014 at 10:52 am

    Paul you make that look so easy. My first attempt resulted in another piece of wood on the scrap pile. It’s a big pile, glad it’s pine and not something more expensive

  20. bow on 31 October 2014 at 2:13 pm

    What brand/model of pipe clamps does paul use in this video? I think Jorgensen and Bessey are too expensive…

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