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Step 1: Find Wood
Find the correct pieces of wood, that you would like to be shown in your paddle. Plane down to 3/4th. Rough cut to size. The walnut is about 36 1/2" long by 1/4" wide. While the two pieces of maple are 36 1/2" long by 7/8" wide.
Step 2: Cut Pieces for Paddle End
I used walnut and maple for the paddle end. I cut 7 pieces of both 5" long by 2" wide.
Step 3: Glue Paddle End
Glue the paddle ends together, cut at 45' angle. Cut thin piece of maple, flip ends of maple and walnut, glue together as shown.
Step 4: Glue Paddle
Take the long pieces maple and walnut and place them in between the paddle end, glue, clamp, wait.
Step 5: Cut Out Paddle
Cut out the paddle end, the way you would like it shaped. On the band saw.
Step 6: Use Extras
Use the pieces you cut off of the paddle end and make the sides flat.
Step 7: Sizing
Use the pieces you just made square, measure how big you would like your handle, shown here is the normal size is roughly 3.5" long.
Step 8: Glue
Glue the paddle ends to create the handle, wait.
Step 9: Sand
Use a disc sander to smooth out the jagged edges.
Step 10: File
Use a file to make the shaft rounded.
Step 11: Sand
Sand with a rough grit and tapper the top of the paddle to give it more of a real paddle look and feel.
Step 12: Sand
Sand with a finer grit until smooth. Or until as smooth as you want, keep going up to higher grits as you go to get a smoother feel.
Step 13: Drill
Drill a small hole in the middle of the paddle to install clock.
Step 14: Route
Use cnc router or any other router an route a square on the back of your paddle, trace lines from the clock box.
Step 15: Poly
Use polyurethane. Apply first coat everywhere, let sit for a couple minutes, the first coat will sink in and dry very fast. Apply second coat, let dry. Use steel wool to sand down the entire paddle. After smooth apply a third coat, you may sand after to achieve the best texture. (smooth)
Step 16: Install
Install clock face, and arms.
Step 17: Glue
Glue the desired number to paddle, they come sticky but I would recommend to super glue them to make sure they won't fall off with ease.
Step 18: Enjoy
Enjoy your beautiful clock! :)
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