If you have read Sky Mall magazine on a plane, then you have seen the inspiration for the Sprintronic clock.
This is a very easy, inexpensive, and quick project. The clock's movement is a standard battery powered quartz movement from an arts and crafts store. Its case is made of inexpensive 5 mm (0.2 inch) plywood. The face lens is a small piece of Plexiglas.
The case and lens patterns were cut on a laser cutter, however neither are too complicated to fabricate using a scroll saw and drill. The face lettering can be transferred using the toner transfer method when cut with a scroll saw.
A complete kit for this clock is now available at http://www.dougparadis.com/products-page/clock-kits/sprintronic-clock-kit/
Step 1: Materials and Tools
1 - Battery Powered Quartz Clock Movement. I have used movements
sold under the labels "The Clock Shoppe" and "ArtMinds". The
movement shaft should be sized for either 1/4 or 3/8 inch face thickness
(you may need to adjust spacing slightly with washers).
2 - 11 inch by 12 inch pieces of 5 mm (0.2 inch) plywood
1 - 3 inch by 4 inch piece of Plexiglas or clear plastic
(I used 1/8 inch thick Plexiglas)
2 - Popsicle craft sticks
1 - Sheet of 110 weight (lb) card stock.
1 - #4 - 1/2 inch (3 mm x 12 mm) screw
2 - #4 washers
1 - #4 lock washer
1 - #4 nut
1 - Credit card size cold laminating pouch
Glue (wood and super)
2 small Clamps
Block of wood
Access to laser cutter or scroll saw and drill
3/32 and 3/16 inch hole punches
Finish (varnish or other)