What you'll need:
- One Creative Accent Metro Line 1 Toggle Wall Plate Antique Bronze
- Six Small Gears (Any from a clock will work. I pulled pieces from a Wal-Mart wall clock.)
- Two 3/8" Nuts (I pulled mine from skateboard mounting hardware.)
- One 1/8" x 3 3/4" Metal Pipe (Any pipe will work as long as you can bend it.)
- One bottle of Krazy Glue
- One can of Rust-Oleum Metallic
Metal pipe cutters
Step 1: Gather the Materials
Since gears are the most varied from clock to clock it is up to you to find which ones work for you. My gears came from a cheap Wal-mart Mainstays Wall Clock. Unscrew the housing unit of the clock. Pop open the housing unit and inside will be all of the gears. Carefully remove each gear that you want to use. Keep in mind that the gears I used for this project are plastic, but it doesn't matter since I spray painted mine. My suggestion is to find various sizes of small gears to create an asymmetrical design.
It doesn't really matter what type of piping you get as long as it can bend. For my piping, I chose 1/8" brass metal pipe from Home Depot. You can get a 36" piece for about $2.50 First, cut the pipe to a 3 3/4" section. Then, carefully bend the piping into a curved 90 degree bend on both ends. Make sure each bend is equal to the other side.
The nuts I used for the wall plate are 3/8" nuts I took from the hardware for mounting trucks to a skateboard. A set of mounting nuts and bolt for a skateboard range from $2.99 to $4.99. If you already have this size just use those; there is no need to seek out the extra work.
Once you've gathered all of the materials; it's time to paint them.
Step 2: Spray Painting
Step 3: Assembly
This project only took me two hours to do very carefully. Do not rush on the project, it's a small piece and every detail is important. It's better to take your time and you will be happier in the end. I hope this project is a fun for you as it was for me. My next project is underway now and I'll post that as soon as possible. Also, like my page on facebook where I have begin my talks of design work at: www.facebook.com/michael40
P.S. I apologize for the low quality photos; I only have my camera phone right now.
Keep on creating,
Michael Alan Williams