In this project, I am making a watch from reclined wood.
There are no design elements on the face of the clock. Only holes instead of numerals. The main character is a combination of soft yellow wood with highlighted grains and dark wood with almost invisible grains. Therefore I finished it with oil to shows off the grain and true beauty of the wood better.
This is a simple and perhaps a good project for beginners.
The video Also has all the steps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0-XWeJ-GhM
Sander, Router, Clamps, Saw,
Few pieces of wood,
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Step 1: Wood Bonding
Glued lighter wood pieces together by inserting think slices of dark wood between them.
Clamped and left to dray overnight.
Step 2: Trimming the Board
Used custom made planing jig to trim board to a consistent thickness.
Then cut edges making a clock in perfect square shape.
Step 3: Clock Face
Drilled hole in the center which will become a clock shaft hole at the end.
Then printed clock face on A4 paper and transformed hour positions on wood. Used simple router jig to make holes for clock positions.
Step 4: Hole for Clock Movement
Used router jig to drill a hole for clock movement.
The jig is rectangle cut into chipboard pice. The size is chosen in a way that if my router slides over the egdes it makes 5.5sm x 5.5sm hole which is a perfect size for the movement I use.
Step 5: Sanding
Started with 60 grit round sanding. Then rounded edges with a router and continue with 80, 120 and 180 grits.
Sanded edges with handes.
Step 6: Result
Applied walnut oil and installed clock movement and hands.
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