Saturday, 18 August 2012

Make a Wood Clock

I remember a beautiful wooden clock hanging in our house and thought I could make one myself with all the wood slices in our garage. All those rounds of wood just sitting there, and not a thing to do with them. Well, no longer! Here are instructions on how to make your own clock out of a wood slice, if you happen to have a felled tree:

You will need:
- sandpaper
- enamel
- a foam brush
- a wood burner
- a drill
- a round/oval slice of wood
- a DIY clock mechanism
- batteries
- a way to hang the clock

1) Sand the surface smooth
2) Apply enamel to the hands of the cloth. Allow it to dry completely, then do it once more.
3) Cut out some numbers and draw an outline in their appropriate places. Then trace over
them with a wood-burner
4) Drill a hole in the center of the clock
5) Apply a coat of polyurethane to the clock. Allow it to dry, then do it once more.
6) Turn the clock onto its front and insert the clock mechanism in the drilled hole
7) Attach the hands on the front of the clock
8) Insert the batteries, set the time, and hang it on the wall

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