Picture of Leather Covered Pendulum Clock
This is a rework of my wall clock, i decided to make it with leather, to give it a modern look.

Here is a quick movie showing it in action!

Now on with the instructions!

Materials needed -
  • Some 'gmjboard' aka dense cardboard
  • A large sheet of leather
  • A pendulum clock mechanism
  • Some PVA/wood/elmers glue
  • Some white card
  • Super glue
  • double sided tape
  • A 'metal weight'

Step 1: Choosing a shape.

Picture of Choosing a shape.
I wanted a symmetrical design, heres how i went about it

Firstly i drew a few sketches, to finalize my idea.

Picture 1 - Tape a few sheets of paper together for a base, i created a rough square, and then worked ontop of that, i only needed to design one side.

Pictures 2 & 3 - After one side is complete, cut it out, and fold it over, you can then draw around one half, and cut out the full shape.

Picture 4 - Trace the shape onto some dense card

Picture 5 - Main shape cut out.

maliani4 years ago
I liked the design, very good, but I wonder who is the music that singing? Hugs

ha ha, i thought it was a darth vader helmet at first...
Gjdj36 years ago
Nice clock, and nice techno music in the video!
gmjhowe (author)  Gjdj36 years ago
haha! thanks!
omnibot6 years ago
OMG! The pendulum action is out of sync with the seconds shown on the clock. How annoying is that? Nice Instructable though.
gmjhowe (author)  omnibot6 years ago
haha, i had not noticed, the pendulum movement is just a simple electro magnet, so im not that botherd! thanks for the comment!
LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
Very nice! I like leather stuff. I could probably find a movement if i look around my scrap pile/closet
gmjhowe (author)  LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
Thanks! Ive still got lots of leather left, so expect to see some more!
Great! Hope to see more soon