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How to make a working mosaic clock

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This is a mosaic clock that works. The following steps will help you make one too. (This is my first instructable, so if you have anything to say just ask in the comments below. I would love to hear everyone`s opinion and want them to be happy.)
Lets get started!
 
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Step 1: Materials

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You will need the following items:
- Clock movement motor (it comes with clock hands)
- Plastic numbers
- Mosaic tiles (or any tiles of your choice)
- Mosaic tile grout
- Circular piece of wood
- Super glue
you can get all of these items at a craft store near you. (Unless they ran out of the products that you need, but that will be very unlikely)

Step 2: Add a center hole

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This step is pretty simple. Using a drill, add a hole to the center of the circle.  This is where the clock motor will go.

Step 3: Lay the tiles

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Place the mosaic tiles where you want them to be on the circular wood. I chose the colors dark blue,light blue, and green because those are my favorite, but you can use any colors of your choice. If you want your tiles to be spaced out, you should put the tiles about an inch and a half apart and if not, then put them about half an inch apart.

Step 4: Glue the tiles into place

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Take the super glue and glue the mosaic tiles into place. Remember not to glue the tiles too close to the center hole.

Step 5: Add mosaic grout

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Take a blob of the mosaic grout and place it on the tiles. Use a paint brush to spread it out onto the tiles.Make sure that the grout gets into all the cracks and does not get too close to the center hole.
After 5-10 minutes, wipe off the excess grout from the top of tiles with a damp rag-- this way you can now see the design.

Step 6: Optional side mosaic tile

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If you would like to add tiles to the side of the clock, glue them on to the sides, and then apply the grout as done in step 5. (I recommend doing this.)
Nice!
Bentspent2 years ago
That's brilliant! One of the best instructables I've seen.
LEveritt2 years ago
Wow!! You make it look so easy... Impressive!!
jdafpnsf2 years ago
this thing is so awesome and easy to build you should definitley vote on it.
Bolted2 years ago
My Friends introduced my to this website, and I fell in love with this clock immediately. I love it! It's so inspiring. Good luck!
duggerpato2 years ago
I must be hungry because this looks like a glass pizza. Good clock, probably not a good lunch ;)
Trilogy2212 years ago
It's a pretty good summer project and is not very expensive. I like it :)
Alex worked well
This is a cool clock! Thanks for showing me how to make it. Very creative.
Spate282 years ago
Whoa! This is the coolest thing. I am totally going to make this later! It's the only one that truly gives step by step instructions! Super cool bubblebuddy777!!
bubblebuddy777 (author)  Spate282 years ago
thanks!
Medalsound2 years ago
It's cool :)
I'm in the middle of making this and it's working great. This is very creative, thanks so much bubblebuddy777!
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