Simply Harley Davidson Clock

I really love motorcycles especially Harley Davidson so I made a nice clock for my living room wall. Like my other instructable, I don't include many measurements just simple steps on how I made the clock. It's really easy. Here's how I made mine.

list of materials
1/4" plywood
Old clock
A drill
A scroll saw
Some paint

You could use other wood this is just what I had handy. I took apart an old cheap wall clock for the mechanism. A jigsaw should work fine aswell.

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Step 1: Get Your Image

I usually find my images on Google. Once saved on my computer I use a website to turn the picture into a poster. works great for this. just chose how big you want it and download the pdf file the website makes for you. I chose 2 pages. I printed the image with my laser printer, cutout the image then got ready to transfer it onto my piece of wood. I use an iron which works fairly well.

Step 2:

Step 3: Transfer the Image

Using an iron and an image printed with a laser printer you can transfer the image onto a piece of wood. A few spots did not transfer well but you can easily paint it in freehand.

Step 4: Start Painting

I started painting the letters first. I chose a orange which is close to the color Harley uses on there logo. Take your time and use a small brush.

Step 5: Let's Add Some Black

After painting the letters I started filling in the background with black. I found this easier then painting the letters.

Step 6: A Coat of Polyurethane

Once dry you can add a few coats of polyurethane for protection and a nice shiny. I used a glue gun to attach the clock piece to the finished board. The clock hands were black which were hard to see so I painted them white.

If you have any questions just leave a comment.
Please vote if you like my clock!
Thank you.

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    5 years ago

    I used a 2foot X 2foot plywood from Homedepot.

    very cool. I made similar clock on a wall. drew and painted H-D on wall. drilled hole in wall that butts up to the laundry room (had no wall board on laundry room side) put the clock box in on the laundry room side. put hands on clock and there you go. my son loved it in his bedroom.

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