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.
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.
Step 2: Attach the leather front.
I found a piece of leather big enough for for my shape, and laid the card on top. Carefully lift the card up and glue all over the leather, spread it out using your finger to get a good coating. Place the card down, and press down firmly.
Trim the leather down leaving about 20m of leather around the edge.
Step 3: Adding depth
Cut a strip of card to your desired depth, i decided to go with 25mm. This will mean once my mechanism is in place the entire clock with 'float' about 10mm away from the wall.
Carefully run the card around the edge of your shape, Some of the corners will need 'scoring' to help them bend. Hold the edge in place with tape, i used masking tape. Once you have the edge in place run a line of wood glue around the inside edge.
Add a few triangular struts around the inside for strength. Use more tape to hold everything in place.
Leave to dry over night.