The joinery in the hood of the tall clock is very complicated, but also one of the most enjoyable aspects of making the clock. It has dovetails, mortise and tenon joints, lap joints, miter joints and probably some others that I don’t remember. I also really enjoyed learning how to layout, cut and fit all the curves around the door and the case behind the door.
My wife and I had fun deciding on a theme for the dial face. We chose vegetables because we operate a certified organic vegetable farm. The professional artist who painted the dial (a person recommended by Lonnie) was very excited about the theme because she also grows a large vegetable garden. The moon dial is just another feature of the clock that helps us stay in tune with the natural world. ~ Clay Smith