This time I'll show you, how to make a clock from reclaimed pallet wood and use domino tiles instead of numbers.
How I did it - you can check by looking DIY video or you can follow up instructions bellow.
For this project you will need:
Clock movement mechanism
Few wood screws
Miter saw or hand saw
Table saw or hand planer
Drill and bits
Step 1: Preparation
I took one reclaimed pallet wood board. Cut it in 3 equal pieces. I want to form a square by gluing them together.
Step 2: Wood Preparation
To get nice gluing surface, run each board through my homemade table saw. I made few pass and with each cut, I tried to shave a little as possible. Arranged table saw fence and take of one additional millimeter. Repeated that until got flat surface.
Step 3: Glue to One Piece
Applied wood glue, but only at half board edge, because I don’t want any glue squeeze out in front. Used additional wood and clamped until glue dried. I tried to get flat surface as possible. I think It came out pretty well.
Step 4: Slot for Clock Mechanisme
Marked center and drilled a hole for clock mechanism shaft.
Marked clock mechanism position and used router to make proper depth hole.
Step 5: Surface Finish
Because I want to keep that rustic look, I give a light sanding with 120 grit sandpaper.
Use 4 wood screws to rise boards from table. For finish, I used clear coat of varnish.
Step 6: Dominoes
To mark hours, I used Dominoes tiles.
Made a template which helped me to align each tile in proper place. Tiles was glued with two components epoxy glue.
Step 7: Last Touches
When glue was dry, removed paper template and attached clock hands.
In back side, found a center and drilled a hole for screw to hang clock on a wall.
Removed screws, installed battery and clock is ready to serve.
Step 8: Resume
It came out pretty nice. I really like this rustic look.
I used silent movement mechanism, so there’s no annoying ticking. If you’re planning to make a clock, I definitely recommend you to use this type of movement mechanism. I got it from ebay for few bucks. Just type in search line: silent clock movement mechanism.
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Homemade Gifts Contest 2016