Introduction: Captain America Shield Clock
This instructable will show you how to make a clock resembling the iconic shield of Captain America.
The clock is made from 1 piece of 18mm MDF 240mm in diameter turned on the lathe to produce the shield shape and then drilled and fitted with a clock mechanism.
Tools and Parts:
Wood turning lathe and tools
Wood preparation materials and paints
18mm MDF big enough to get a 240mm diameter circle from
Picture hanging loop
Step 1: Turning the Shield and Painting
- Mark out the circle on you MDF using a compass
- Cut the corners off or rough cut the circle from the MDF
- Drill and mount on a screw chuck (the picture shows the tail stock in place for extra support)
- True up your circle using a Spindle Roughing Gouge
- Using a bowl gouge introduce the shield shape on the face of the circle, leaving an approx 30mm flat at the centre
- Once you are happy with the shape you can then sand and seal (using sanding sealer) the front face
- Using a template mark out the rings and put in groves using a skew chisel
- Once the sealer is dry, lightly sand again and then coat with dark grey automotive spray paint (acrylic)
- Once the Dark grey is dry lightly overcoat with a lighter metallic silver sprayMDF
- Using your template mark out the star and then paint in the blue using acrylic paint
- Once the blue is dry paint the two red rings.
- Finally coat the front in several layers of sealer and a coat of wax
- Buff to a nice satin shine
Step 2: Turning Part Two and Fitting the Clock Mechanism
- Reverse mount your clock onto your screw chuck (pad this to protect the finished face)
- Using a combination of bowl gouge and box scraper, carefully create a recess in the back for the clock mechanism
- Go slowly doing this as you do not want to break through to the other side
- Once the mechanism sits flush remove he shield from the lathe
- Drill a 16mm hole deep enough to allow the clock fitting nut to be recessed at the front of the clock
- Fix a picture hanging loop on the back of the clock
- Touch up any area of silver paint at the centre
- Finally install the clock mechanism
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