Vintage Clock

Introduction: Vintage Clock

About: I am IT professional, living in Bangalore, India. As new gadgets come out everyday, we indulge in spending significant time and money on these gadgets. And our kids are learning from us, they know how to use...

Hi All,

I am not allowed to make anything new unless I find a space for it, either in my house or someone else's house. Last few projects were for friends or neighbors.

For sometime i wanted to make my own clock and over past few years and a clock in my home went bad, I finally had an opportunity to make one and happy to share how I did it

In this instructable, I will share how to make a vintage clock at home using wood. We can find material is local stationary shop and no power tool required


  • It should look cool
  • Visible in dark
  • And of-course tell time

Step 1: What Do We Need ?

  • Wooden embroidery rings ( 6 " and 8")
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Wooden Letters
  • Fevicol or PVA Glue
  • Clock Kit
  • 5mm Plywood piece
  • Black and Bronze acrylic paint
  • A key ring

Step 2: Frame

  • To form a strong frame, I have used bamboo skewers to connect the two wooden rings
  • Make sure the rings are equidistant
  • Stick wooden numbers as shown using PVA glue or fevicol
  • Try to hide the skewers behind wooden numbers
  • Let it dry for few hours

Step 3: Frame 2

  • We need means to hide the clock and hang the clock once we are done
  • For this I have cut a diamond like shape from a 5 mm plywood
  • This will hide the clock mechanism
  • Add 2 wooden spacers as shown for adding a key ring later

Step 4: Paint Job

  • Paint the frame with acrylic black
  • Paint the numbers with golden or bronze color
  • You may have to retouch places with black color
  • Paint the clock hangs bronze as well
  • Let it dry

Step 5: Finalization

  • Fit the clock from behind
  • I used hot glue to stick it
  • Fit the clock hangs carefully, make sure that the needles are not bent
  • Add a key ring on the back as shown to hang the clock on a wall
  • And we are done !!

Let me know if you have any suggestions

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    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you