It is a simple way to repurpose an old clock. Or you can make one from scratch and order your own clock mechanism.
So, read on to find out how to make your own Pantone Clock.
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Step 1: Materials and Tools Needed.
- A clock mechanism
- An old Pantone guide - (I got the pantone top 100 colours book of ebay for about £7)
- Medium weight card
- Craft knife
- A 5 pence piece or similair
- A washer the same diameter on the inside as your clock thread spindle (normally on the mechanism itself)
Step 2: Cut holes in the samples.
Using the washer make out the center towards the bottom of each leaf. Mark with a pencil.
You can then use the washer to run your scalpel around the inside of, in order to cut out a hole the right size to fit over the spindle of the clock.
Using the same technique cut out a circle in your card stock to use for the back.
Step 3: Glue opposite pairs.
Roughly pick out two colours that do not match. I then aligned the holes in the middle and glued them into pairs.
You should end up with six sections.
You can use the edge of a ruler to make sure they are straight.
Step 4: Glue the sections in place.
You can either arrange them in a spiral, or randomly, I found a spiral looks the best.
I went around the edges of the Pantone sections and glued them to the back board using a thin layer of glue.
You could easily use a double sided tape.
I carefully lifted it all off the spindle of the clock, and placed it under a flat weight to keep it flat as it dired.
Step 5: Trim down the back board.
For the corners I grabbed the loose change out my back pocket and found a coin with a diameter similar to the rounded corners on the Pantone sections.
Step 6: Add in a seconds hand.
I took the front cover from the Pantone book and cut out the pantone logo with a 5mm border around the edge.
I turned it over and drew lines from corner to corner to mark ou the centre. I then glued the seconds hand into the centre.