I started this project to make a unique, one of a kind Wedding Clock for my Sister and Brother-in-law.  Wanted to make something they could have light up and show some aspect of their wedding day for a long time to come. Went thru many designs and finally decided on this design after a few months along with choosing the wood pieces.

The2 main pieces of wood were purchased from E-bay after a LOT of searching.  Those would be the Curly Maple main clock piece with the natural bark edges and the Gmelia Burl Base (from Hawaii).  The back piece that houses the LED Lights is a piece of Quilted Curly Maple.  More about it in later steps...  The clock positions and above/below the initial are all Swarovski Crystals.  Initial "C" and clock hands are cut from 1/16" Solid Brass.  Silhouette was cut from 1/32" Solid Copper.  Base and light cover on back are all attached with Solid Brass wood screws.

Tools used for this project were:  Drill Press with various Drill bits, Countersinks and Forstner bits; electric hand drill; scroll saw; belt sander; router and various bits; compass; ruler and chisels.

Hope you enjoy this clock as much as I had fun building it.

Step 1: Materials Used...

38" Flexible Lighting 96 LED string (http://www.save-on-crafts.com/uniquelights.html) and optional 12 volt plugin adapter (http://www.save-on-crafts.com/acadapter.html)

#8 x various length (depending on thickness of wood) Solid Brass Wood Screws (Menards, Home Depot or Lowe's)

#4 x 1/2" Solid Brass Screws (Menards, Home Depot or Lowe's)

4ea Swarovski 14mm Art 4866 Bermuda Blue Crystals (E-bay)

8ea 20mm Crystal Droplet Prisms (E-bay)

2ea 8mm Crystal Droplet Prisms (E-bay)

Piece of 1-1/2" thick Curly Maple (Main clock body) (E-bay)

Piece of 2 1/4" thick Gmelia Burl (clcok base) (E-bay)

Piece of 7/8" thick Quilted Curly Maple (houses light string mounted to back of main clock body) (E-bay)

Gel clings, like you put on windows for holidays (color of your choice, I used dark pink from Easter Egg clings) (Department Store)

1/16" Clear Plexiglass sheet, size depending on lighting area (holds lights in back) (Menards)

1/32" Solid Copper Sheet, size depending on what you cut out for backing of clock face (E-bay)

1/16" Solid Brass Sheet, used to cut the initial from along with the clock hands (E-bay)

1ea High Torque Clock Movement - I used a battery powered one from Klock-It (http://www.klockit.com/products/dept-157__sku-aaaag.html)  If you don't create your own hands, then a regular clock movement would be just fine.

2" Head Pins (from jewelry section of Hobby Lobby or any jewelry supplies store)

Various grits of sandpaper

Paint brushes

Varnish, I preferred the Gloss for this to give it a lot of shine

White Paint

Clear Spray paint (to cover the brass and copper to keep from tarnishing/getting finger prints)

Gorilla Super Glue

Masking Tape, Self Adhesive Paper (http://www.sloanswoodshop.com/misc_.htm) and #1 Jewelers pinless blades (http://www.sloanswoodshop.com/scroll_saw_blades.htm) for cutting the metal pieces
Very nicely done, thank you for sharing.

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