The bonnet will prove to be a more difficult undertaking. As the sides arc only S/jb" thick it w ill be easier to make the arch first and join the sides to it. Commence where the round columns stop. Band-saw a piece of 1" pine stock with an outside radius of 7" and an inside radius of Dovetail both ends of this pieceasshownonPlateXV. The front crown is of one piece long and has a 7" radius on the outside and radius on the underside. It will take a piece of wood thick to make the arch. If the front surface for a thickness of Ji" is mahogany, the rest of the material can be made of pine. THf will permit shaping out the moulding without cutting thru into the pine. Sections C—D and Y, Plate XV, give the details. These can be worked out with a few- gouges and sandpaper. The front and rear arches are connected with sim'lar shaped mouldings 10" long and mitcred on the front end and dove-taiied at the rear. The top of the bonnet is covered with rhin strips of wood which are reinforced with a piece of canvas or drilling. A mat of mahogany S/,(," thick is set behind the door and >s glued to the inside, edge of the iron arch (see Section C~D). The joints are halt -lapped at the top and bottom and the width of the mat is 14^ inches. Now get out the base moulding of the bonnet (section R. Plate XVI) and the sides. Connect the base, sides and arch, and put in the back corncr pieces and quarter-round corners. The round columns belong on the front. Brass caps and bases hold them in place. The door is made of mahogany }i" thick with mftered corners. The door hinges are nothing more than two small pieces of brass, shaped and located as shown on Plate XVI. Two small brass round-head screws are put into the underside of the arch and down on the base moulding, passing thru the brass hinges on the right hand side. The windows on the sides are 3" by 5" and are held in place w ith cleats on the inside.
There are three ornamental posts on the top. The broken arch is jointed in back of the center post and the grain should run diagonally. This clock case has three ornamental mahogany urns which are placed on top of the posts. Usually they are made of brass. The inlay around the front of the case is detailed on Plate XVI and directions for setting it in place may be found on the pages pertaining to the card tables, particularly on page 23.
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