Introduction: Dali's Soft Clock
Today I made a clock in a Dalí style, just like you can see in "The persistence of memory". It can be hung from a shelf as if it was slowly melting :)
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Step 1: Drawing the Shape and the Numbers
First of all, you'll have to draw a shape for your "soft" clock. In the picture you can see how I did mine and how I adapted the numbers to it. Try to keep always the same distance from the center and the outer border. Don't forget to draw a line where the clock will bend.
Step 2: Cutting Out the Numbers
I decided to cut out the numbers to glue them on another sheet of white paper. That way the numbers will be more visible and also stick a little bit out of the back. To cut the numbers exactly as I drew them the first time, I put the grey paper under the prototype and then I traced the number using an empty ball pen.
Step 3: Gluing the Numbers
I pasted the numbers on a new white sheet of paper of the same shape of the other. Make sure they're correctly aligned or the clock won't be easy to read. Don't forget to make a hole in the center.
Step 4: Reinforcing the Back
I used a thin sheet of cardboard to reinforce the back. Moreover, I added a steel plate (which had a 90° angle) to keep it square and to add more weight to the horizontal part of the clock.
Step 5: Finishing
At last, I added the mechanism which I took from an old clock I had. Thanks for reading :D
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