Introduction: Butterfly Cork Clock

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Hi there!

Today we'll be making a wall mounted, butterfly themed clock from a cork coaster. Let's get started!

Step 1: Materials

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  • Cork coaster
  • Clock mechanism
  • Butterfly stencil

Step 2: Positioning the Stencil

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Determine where you want to have the butterfly cut out. Use a glue stick to attach the stencil to the cork. Make sure you measure where your clock mechanism should come. The mechanism and the stencil should not overlap.

Step 3: Cut Out

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We used a scrollsaw to cut out the butterfly stencil. The hole in the middle was drilled with a drill bit with the same size as the clock mechanism's center. Once the butterfly has been cut out, you can use some high grit sand paper to smooth everything out.

Step 4: Placing the Clock Mechanism

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The clock mechanism that I had did not have a long enough shaft to protrude trough the thickness of the coaster. I used a ball nosed chisel to cut out a spot for the mechanism to sit in.

Step 5: Assembling the Mechanism

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Follow the instructions that come with your clock mechanism set, it is pretty straight forward.

Step 6: And We're Done!

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I will use the cut out butterfly to hang above the clock to make it look like the butterfly just escaped time.

Thanks for reading, please don't hesitate to leave a comment if you liked it or if you have any questions.



themactep (author)2016-02-22

Nice. One thought. You could punch a hole inside the butterfly shape and thread the saw blade through it so you won't have to cut in from a side.

jelkeSwinnen (author)themactep2016-02-23

Thank you! That's true, I thought of it later when it was already done :p

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