Introduction: Wood and Resin Clock

About: I love working with wood. I make bandsaw boxes and just lately ive got a lathe and now enjoy woodturning.

In this instructable i will be making a clock from a small oak burr that had cracks in so was not of use to me for any other projects. I have included the video so you can see me making the clock and that might help if you decide to make one yourself. Enjoy :-)


Oak burr

Plastic container to cast the burr and resin in.

Amazing clear cast resin.

A selection of mica powder to colour resin.

Mixing pot

Lolli pop sticks


Router bits

Spray lacquer

Clock kit

Hot glue gun

Mould release spray

Sticky tape

Bench sander

Step 1:

Before starting this project i cut the wood to the size of pot then dried in a low temp oven overnight to ensure the wood was dry.

Step 1 - Place a bit of sticky tape in the bottom of the plastic mould pot so that you can hot glue the wood into the pot, spray mould release in the mould all around and leave to dry.

Step 2 - Remove the tape.

Step 3 - Take the burl / burr and put a dot of hot glue on and push down into the pot.


Step 2:

Step 1 - Time to get resin poured and mixed following the instructions for the resin you use. I used alumilite amazing clear cast epoxy.

Step 2 - I used 3 colours one pigment and two mica powders but it doesn’t matter what colours or if its pigments or mica powders.

Step 3 - once I’d mixed the resin i divided into 3 pots added the colours and mixed them in

Step 4 - Pour the resin into to pot with the burl zig zagging while pouring to give an interesting look.

Step 5 - Once the resin cures which for me was 24 hours i pushed it out of the pot.

Step 3:

Now its time to sand the clock removing any resin from the wood and sanding to a nice finish i did this on a bench sander with a very worn 120 grit paper.

Now time to fit the clock kit.

Step 1 - Measure the clock pin so that you can drill through the centre of the clock to fit this through.

Step 2 - Find and mark the centre of the clock and drill through with a drill i used a pillar drill this is not need though.

Step 3 - I then put the clock pin in the hole on the back to outline the block. Then using a milling bit in my router I routed out the shape to fit the main clock into.

Step 4 - Apply spray lacquer to both side’s of the clock sanding 400 grit in between to give a smooth finish.

Step 4:

Lastly I assembled the clock face.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Thank you

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