Introduction: Dali's Soft Clock

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Today I made a clock in a Dalí style, just like you can see in "The persistence of memory". It can be hung from a shelf as if it was slowly melting :)

Step 1: Drawing the Shape and the Numbers

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First of all, you'll have to draw a shape for your "soft" clock. In the picture you can see how I did mine and how I adapted the numbers to it. Try to keep always the same distance from the center and the outer border. Don't forget to draw a line where the clock will bend.

Step 2: Cutting Out the Numbers

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I decided to cut out the numbers to glue them on another sheet of white paper. That way the numbers will be more visible and also stick a little bit out of the back. To cut the numbers exactly as I drew them the first time, I put the grey paper under the prototype and then I traced the number using an empty ball pen.

Step 3: Gluing the Numbers

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I pasted the numbers on a new white sheet of paper of the same shape of the other. Make sure they're correctly aligned or the clock won't be easy to read. Don't forget to make a hole in the center.

Step 4: Reinforcing the Back

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I used a thin sheet of cardboard to reinforce the back. Moreover, I added a steel plate (which had a 90° angle) to keep it square and to add more weight to the horizontal part of the clock.

Step 5: Finishing

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At last, I added the mechanism which I took from an old clock I had. Thanks for reading :D


fan_made (author)2016-09-28

OMG! That's so artistically great!! Bravo! ;-)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2016-09-22

That came out great! So is the clock face made out of paper?

Thank you! Yes, it is made out of paper :)

tfrave (author)2016-09-15

Nice work! Awesome idea.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-09-14

That is awesome! I want one of these on my shelf.

Thank you :D <3

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