Introduction: Mandalorian Barnwood Epoxy Clock
Ok... To start I am sorry about my pictures being turned... I have tried 3 times to get them straightened out and I keep failing....
So being a star wars fan and needing a clock in workshop it just made sense to me lets have some fun!
barnwood (i used 2 16" x 7.25" pieces)
clock mechanism (bought from walmart for $4)... I will replace with nicer one soon
mica powder (pigment dye)
boiled linseed oil
Step 1: Time to Get Started Time Is Ticking....
Ok I picked up a bunch of barnwood last summer and decided this would be a time to digit the pile! I cut a board down and got 2 - 16" long pieces out of it.
This was an (optional) tool/step depending on what you want to get out of the look but I ran the pieces threw my planer.
When I got look I wanted it was time to glue it up! glue it up and clamp it down!
Step 2: Time to Get to Business
I started with making a good logo on poster board. Then traced it onto the board.
I used my handheld router and a 1/16" bit to carve out the image.
Step 3: Epoxy.. and My Mess ..
I have been trying to use up an Epoxy resin as I am making a brand switch just due to some small issues that I can fix by using a different brand. Not gonna name drop here but I am personally making the switch to Total Boat.
However I mixed up a small batch and put some silver black pigment into it to start with my pour.
Then I did a 2nd pour with a red copper pigment and tried to get a little swirl effect (fail 1)
Next day I realized I had some overflow.... (fail 2)
So I started scraping and sanding to try and clean it up. Then I got too aggressive with it and got a couple ugly spots in my resin. (fail 3)
I then decided to have fun with the propane torch!
I mark them as Fails as I wasn't thinking distressed look for my original concept however after reassessing the project I think I was intended to go this way because seriously when do you see a spotless anything in the star wars world....
Step 4: Getting Ready for the Clock Mechanism
After figuring out the placement of where I wanted the clock I drilled the hole so I could mark where I needed to clear out on the back for the actual mechanism.
Once again I just used my palm router to clear it out real quick.
Step 5: Finishing Time!
I used a mix of boiled linseed oil and turpentine for the finish. Just a nice easy wipe on and let it soak in!
Then I put the clock mechanism in the spot on back and attached the hands, and put the battery in and wham bam thank you ma'am I now have a one of a kind handmade clock in my workshop!
I hope you enjoyed this clock build! I am sorry again about the pictures turning after the upload. I still don't know what went wrong there.
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