Step 7: Update: packaging

To complete the project I have made a nice box for the clock using a simple 4 mm plywood, cut by laser. After a few experiment with cardboard I have cut the inside part as well to secure the clock. Now I have a product, ready to find a way to make more and reduce the cost :)
Hello! Your project is really grate! <br>Can i ask you to describe tools and machines you had used during this project please? <br>Thank you!
Thank you themadcat! :)<br><br>I mainly used the Unimat hobby set to complete the clock. You can find all the informations from the set here: http://www.thecooltool.com/index_e.php<br><br>I have the Classic set and a lot of extra accessories plus a circular saw set to cut almost everything up to a certain (not too much) thickness. They have the Metal Line set which is much better for any work. I have some parts from that set since I broke some plastic tool from the Classic set.<br><br>The machine set has pros and cons of course. I got the Classic set as a gift a few years back so I upgraded that slowly. If I would start from scratch, knowing what I am going to do with machines like those I would go for dedicated machines. Circular saw like what I have or Proxxon circular saw for half price. For turning I would buy an old small engineer turning machine. Even Unimat had it in the past. They are last forever. Also a small and precise bench drill could be handy. All those dedicated machines are strong reliable, just what you need!<br><br>The Unimat sometimes is not enough or not that strong as a dedicated machine but there is always a solution to fix problems. <br>I always need a table router or 3D router or just something special for one little thing. Than the Unimat comes handy and I can build any machine what I want. <br><br>I dont promote any brand and I dont really have favorites. I prefer sturdy and precise tools. I really like my Unimat, but I am ok with my &quot;SKILL&quot; super cheap off brand sanding machine, which is strong and noisy and when it breaks I will throw away and buy another one :)<br><br>I hope this answers your question :)<br><br>Z.
<p>Nice job my man. Pure genius I must say. Where did you by that Nixie Clock pcb?</p>
<p>Fantastic project , and your english language skills are just fine zorwick.</p><p>Well done indeed !</p>
So beautiful!!!
<p>Thanks for pointing out the FabLab. I noticed we have one where i live too. might be an option if i need some cutting or printing</p>
<p>where did you get the wooden panels with the 5mm thickness.</p>
Well, for the first clock I have bought them from a model shop through internet, for the next clocks I make them myself, I buy the wood and slice them. See on the pictures!<br><br>Cheers<br><br>Zoltan
Thanks for your fast reply :). havent thought about model shops yet. Doh.
<p>Gratul&aacute;lok, nagyon sz&eacute;p munka :) El tudn&eacute;k viselni egy ilyet otthon :)</p>
<p>This clock is wonderful! I would love to make one of these as a gift for a friend. Do you have the wood templates on a PDF perhaps?</p>
Hi, I am making these clocks for sale, therefore unfortunately I could not provide more detailed informations. <br>Of course if you decide to make your own nixie clock and you have technical questions I am happy to help.<br><br>Thank you for understanding!<br><br>Best<br><br>Zoltan
<p>Very nice indeed. </p><p>What 3D program did you use for the initial design?</p>
<p>Thank you Darosberg,</p><p>Initially I used pencil and paper, then 3dMax. :)</p>
I love it! Very nice sir. :)
If you sell these, please sign me up! Awsome job! :)
Thank you!<br><br>I am making and selling these clocks on woodize.com<br>At the moment I don't have this type on stock only others, but soon will be.<br><br>cheers<br><br>Z.<br>
Really great Work, amazing. Can you put one for sale?
I sent you a PM regarding your question.
Just happened across this post. All I can say is &quot;...wow...&quot;. Very nice execution, clean and well-formed design that balances out the beauty of those little Nixie tubes. You have quite an artful eye to pull this design off, I wouldn't change a thing. In reading your pdf instructions, you sound like the type of individual that plans things out quite a bit, and checking to make sure that &quot;all-is-well&quot; before moving on to the next step, it shows in your work. You have provided me with plenty of inspiration in using those little Nixie tubes, they almost beg to be used in a project. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for your very nice compliments! Yes indeed I dont like something to just glue together and it will be ok kind of way to make things :) As a person who first open every machine, toy, tool to see what is inside, I planed all the parts to be manufacturable, openable, replaceable, maybe not always choose the easy way, but there is a way always :) This clock took a while to complete I have modified a lot before I cut the final parts. Since than, I have already made 3 of them for some request and I am making 2 more. I did change a little, not the outside but just a way of how to assemble and fabricate. Thanks again!
This clock is amazing artwork. I would never attempt to make it myself. How much would it cost to purchase?
This is awesome - if you ever go into production I'd be willing to pay quite a lot for one of these
Nice craftsmanship Zoltan. If you go ahead with a planned production run, please let me know. :)
Hi! Your Project is very nice! <br>I want to make for myself the nixie clock the same you! If you can send to me the pdf document please! Thank you very much! My Email: longpcb@gmail.com
This if fabulous. I would buy one if I could. Absolutely beautiful in every detail. The tubes of most Nixie clocks are fascinating but usually are set in the most dreary containers. Very well done!
Thank you!<br>I will keep you updated when it comes to production.<br><br>All the best!<br><br>Zoltan
That's a piece of art! Amazing.
Thank you!
Approximately how much did the whole project cost.
Is it possible to get the templates for the woodwork?
This is amazing, well done. <br /> <br />perhaps i've missed it but what is the circuit diagram for this clock? i see the parts but not the way to arrange them. <br />thanks!
A work of art!
Thank you!
very very cool !!!
I have added a packaging update.
This is great. How long did it take you to make it?
It took a lot of time to finish the design, play around with materials and different solutions and so... To finish this first clock, it took around 3 month time, of course I had no time to work on it every day:). To replicate, it would take a 2 weeks, I guess, if I have all the necessary components.
Very nice design, I love it!
Very beautiful clock, thanks for sharing this project. I'm inspired to see if I can build something similar. It's hard to judge the scale; what size nixie tubes did you use for it?
The tubes are around 5,5 cm tall, the diameter 18 mm. I used 50 mm diameter acrylic tubes for the tanks. The clock itself around 32 cm wide, diagonally fit onto an A4 size paper, and 2,5 kilo :)
This is really great! Do you have some pattern or something you would share? It would be very useful :)
Wow.... amazing build. any chance of getting dxfs for cutting out the parts. I'd be on this tomorrow if I had those :)
Very, very impressive. <br> <br>Would look really cool in a living room.
I cannot express how impressed I am. Good work, and one of the better of instructibles I've read. Incredible for the first tutorial in that you've made
Thanks! :)
Very nice!
Awesome build &amp; design...I also would be interested in buying one or a kit if made available..<br><br>Well Done!

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