Intro: "You Light Up My Clock"
This what a guy does when he sees a contest about light and a light bulb goes off in his head. I had some rope lighting laying around and I saw the contest for a lighting challenge. I looked around the room I was in and the obvious slapped me in the face! Something told me, "light the clock"... and a plan was hatched.
So, I got me some rope lights, hot glue gun, drill with a 5/8 forstner bit. ( I like forstner bits because they leave a nice clean hole).
Step 1: Disassemble Clock
To be on the safe side and to prevent any damage I removed the clock top, weights and pendulum.
Step 2: Drill Your Holes!
Step 3: Run and Glue Lights.
I hooked three strings of rope light together end to end, ran the lights through the holes I drilled (refer to step 2) ............
After I had the lights where I wanted them I used a hot glue gun with wood glue sticks. Ive found the wood glue seems to work better when gluing on wood.............. Anyway, don't over do it with the glue you don't need much. I used about six spots to hold in my lights.
Step 4: Check the Lights.
Plug the end of the cord with the two little metal prongs into a wall outlet. Make sure lights are illuminated and reassemble clock in the reverse order it came apart................ Or what ever way you want to.