This is NOT a picture of my clock. This is a picture of a good original JC Brown Acorn Clock. In 2006 I embarked on making not just a reproduction clock, but an exact replica of this JC Brown Acorn Clock.
Here is a photo of an original acorn clock showing the detail on the interior of the clock with the detached fusees and acorn movement
Here is a photo of an original acorn clock showing the veneer detail on the door with varying layers of pine and mahogany with Brazilian Rosewood on the outer surface.
To start out this project I needed to cut out a form for the clock, here is the start of that process based on tracings of an original, modified so the tip would come out correctly.
Here is a photo showing a raw clock case ready for machining. It was quite tricky getting the front side, back side, and the lip on the door all machined properly
This photo shows a little of what goes on to fabricate the detached fusee mechanism. I ended up having cad data created for a fusee cone which was first prototyped. Those are the black fusee cones you see in the picture. Then I turned up maple blanks which were later machined on a programmable CNC machine. The final product works great.
Here are photos of clock #2 and clock #3 sitting side by side
In 2008 I completed 3 acorn clocks that are, I feel, the most accurate replicas made to date by anyone. (of course I am slightly biased, but you can judge for yourself) Here is a picture of clock #2 completed.
Here is a photo of my replica acorn clock showing the acorn movement and detached fusees at the bottom of the case, complete with a JC Brown label and aged dust paper. Are you noticing the likeness yet?
Here is a photo of my replica clock showing the same detail on the layers of veneer all matched up properly at the tip. I madethe effort to make sure this part matched up well, I am pleased with the results I achieved.
Here is a photo showing a clock case clamped up for gluing
Here is a photo showing one complete clock case ready for final assembly
Here is the happy family of clock cases under construction
Here is a 3/4 view of clock #3