Introduction: How to Make a Wood Clock
This instructable will show you how to make a nice wood clock to hang on the wall. These steps will help you make one too.
Let's Get Started!
Step 1: Materials Used
1. Double A Battery
2. Clock Kit from Joann Fabrics (comes with numbers, movement motor, and clock hands)
3. A Piece of Wood from Hobby Lobby
4. Keyhole Hanger
Step 2: Find the Diameter of the Wood
Find the diameter of the wood and place a dot on the center.
Step 3: Place the Clock Movement Motor's Tip on the Point
Placing the tip of the motor on the center of the wood, trace the motor so it gives you the outline of the wood you will eventually need to chisel out.
Step 4: Make Sure the Outline Is Measured Correctly
Having traced the motor on the wood, measure the four sides against the outer edge of the wood to ensure it is centered.
Step 5: Drill Multiple Holes Within the Outline
Using a drill bit, drill numerous holes with caution not to drill too deep.
Step 6: Chisel Out the Wood Within the Outline
Using a chisel and a hammer, carve out the wood within the outline.
Step 7: Keep on Chiseling
Continue chiseling until all the material is out and deep enough to accommodate the motor.
Step 8: Drill the Center Hole
Measure diagonally off the four corners to find the location for the center hole. This hole will accommodate the clock motor shaft. Then, drill the hole.
Step 9: Sand the Clock Face
Using a palm sander and light sand paper, sand the clock face to make it smooth.
Step 10: Clean the Well for the Clock Motor
Using a chisel, clean the well and measure it to ensure correct depth within all points.
Step 11: Insert Motor
Insert the motor into the well with the shaft going through the hole. Install a double A battery into the motor.
Step 12: Trace the Clock Outline
Using a circular template, trace an outline for the clock numbers.
Step 13: Install Clock Hands
Install the hour hand first, than the minute hand, and finally the second hand.
Step 14: Place Numbers on the Clock Face
Place the numbers on the outline. Ensure the numbers are centered equally.
Step 15: Ensure Correct Hour/Minute Hand Alignment With the Numbers
With a finger, spin the minute hand for a full twelve hours to ensure the hour hand points correctly to the number
Step 16: Install Keyhole Hanger
On the back of the clock, measure a centered line for installation of the keyhole hanger. Attach with two small screws.
Step 17: Done
You have now completed your clock. You can hang it up on the wall or whatever you would like to do with it.