Turbo Clock

Introduction: Turbo Clock

I used a recycled turbo housing that was going to be thrown out. I also got a piece of scrape wood from the scrap pile.

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Step 1: Gather Your Supplies


Wood, Aluminum paint, polyurathane, turbo, piece of 1/2 in plate, bolts, nuts, and washers

Step 2: Drill Holes to Mount Turbo to Wood

Drill holes at 6 and 9 o'clock then mark the holes you just drilled on the piece of wood. After that you drill the holes into the wood. On the back side you would flush the hole so the bolt would fit into the wood.

Step 3: Sand Wood

Sand the side of the wood you would like to present. Sand the wood with 40 grit, then 60, then 100, and finish with 240 grit.

Step 4: Torch the Wood to Add Color

Torch the wood until the desired color. I sanded again because I went a little to dark.

Step 5: Polyurathane the Wood

When your finished with the wood polyurathaned it, a couple of times. Then you would take the steel wool and scrape the air bubbles off.

Step 6: Paint the Turbo

Paint the turbo aluminum color. But cover up the serial number plate with masking tape.

Step 7: Add Bolts to Connect the Turbo to the Wood

Insert bolts thru the turbo to connect it to the wood.

Step 8: Add Clock Motor

Add the clock motor to back of the plate. No need for glue because the nut will hold it just fine

Step 9: Epoxy the Plate to the Turbo

Epoxy around the outer ring of the turbo housing. Then set metal plate onto the housing and let dry overnight.

Step 10: Add Rivets

Drill 1/4 inch holes at 12, 3, 6, and 9 then add rivets

Step 11: Hang on Wall

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