Here is a little something I whipped up for a Christmas gift.
Okay it's not really little at 28" across and I've never made a clock before but I have been wanting to
try this for some time. In reality I made a cool round sign and learned some valueable lessons
on installing a clock mechanism with really long hands.
I built the clock face from old fence boards, screwing strapping boards across the back.
With a jigsaw I then cut it into a circle, this photo was taken before I got a nice clean cut.
It helps a great deal if you start out with a NEW sharp blade.
I used ASCP pure white for the face,
with grey and black for the graphics.
Here you can see the detailing of the distressed wood and the fleshly finished
Roman numbers that still needed to have an aged look. The tape was used to
provide a nice edge to the outer circle I added in black.
The fence boards measured 3/4" thick and I bought a clock mechanism made for a 3/4" surface,
however I still needed to drill out a bit to get the nut on and tightened up the right amount.
The final step and I suppose very critical one is to get the hands installed correctly
making sure they have enough space between each so your new clock can keep perfect time.
A little bonus for those who are local to White Rock
will be having Hands-On Demo for image transfer classes
just like this pillow seen below
check out the link and contact them if interested.
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