How to Make a Clock from Wood Blocks | DIY Project
Are you thinking to buy a clock made up of wood blocks? Great! It’s always good to have a fancy-looking wooden clock in your dining room. This makes the room look classic and the gives your dining room an elegant look. But wait! Are you going to buy it from the market? Well buying one from the market will take a lot of your time. Why don’t you make one by your own self?
Well, buying a clock made up of pallet wood can be one solution, but there are always risks involved in buying the products from the market. Especially, buying the small stuff like a wall clock, chair or bench! As it cost you more money than making one at home. So why to pay more for the product which can be made at a lower cost? Why don’t you make one by your own self?
You don’t need to worry about it. What if we teach you how to make a clock from pallet wood blocks? Isn’t it great? You only need to follow this step by step tutorial to make a clock from pallet wood blocks and you will end up making one by yourself.
For this, you need to have an intermediate level of knowledge about operating woodcutter, miter saw, and hand saw.
Building a clock from pallet wood blocks is not difficult now! As we are here with the detailed step by step demonstration.
Let’s get started!
- Lumber blocks
- Miter saw
- Table saw
- Hand saw
- Circular saw
- Metal Screws
- Plastic screws
- Speed square
- Half inch dowel
- Drill with driver bits
- Chisel rod
- Round fleet pads
- Razor blade
- Random-orbit sander
- Carpenter's square
- Electronic Drill Machine
- Wooden glue
- Drill press
- Metal Scale
- Pen or Pencil for marking
- Paint/polish (brown)
You can easily find the above-mentioned material from your nearest hardware store. As the material is very generic in nature and also you can search online as well for good rates and can buy it from there. The only thing you have to make sure is the quality of the hardware products you are buying. If the quality of the products would be good your drink table would last long! So I would suggest you buy it from one of the trusted stores.
Step By Step Instructions
After buying all the necessary material required for this project you are ready to start the project of making a clock from pallet wood blocks. Follow this step by step procedure to make an elegant and long lasting clock from pallet wood blocks.
Take out the moving mechanism of the old clock to fix it in the new clock from pallet wood blocks.
Use screwdrivers to take out the screws and mechanism of the clock.
Measure and cut the blocks in half’s to get the proper block height
Use a metal scale for proper measurement and make sure that you would mark it properly.
Now cut the wood blocks by using a table saw and make sure your grip is good while cutting the wood.
Now you will have nine wood blocks with you arrange them to place the clock mechanism on it to see it look for testing purposes.
Measure the movement mechanism stem height and cut it same thickness pieces of center block
Mark and cut it out the hole where mechanism will be hidden.
Use hand drill to make holes in the block, like this:
Do make sure you will make holes on all the four corners of the block so that screws will get fixed in it in future.
After making the holes cut the sides of the block as per your measurement.
Use wooden blocks to support the cutting block, and to have a proper grip over it.
It will look like this.
Found a center point and made a hole for the clock stand, like this:
Mix the gluing material to glue the mechanism on the wood block.
Now paste the material on the clock mechanism and make sure that it has all its sides covered
Now paste the clock mechanism on the block wood and make sure that it is pasted well.
Meanwhile clock mechanism is drying glue the cover of the box with glue.
Once the Centerpiece is done and after gluing it will look like this.
Now it’s time to prepare the other blocks for final assemble. To make and assemble the size of the block cut them at 45-degree angle.
Make sure you would make some jig of 45-degree angle for a proper cut and use table saw for a proper cutting of the block.
After cutting one side it will look like this.
Repeat the same thing on the other side of the block as well and do make sure that the angle is 45 degrees.
Use a chisel to remove cut wood and make sure that all wood pieces are of equal size.
After making the side equal with chisel rod make a prototype to see if things are going well or not.
Prepare back wood for all blocks by cutting 12mm ply wood.
Start attaching the block starting from the clock mechanism, like this:
Use glue to attach the center one and make sure it is paste well.
After gluing the center one it will look like this.
Make sure that the each block have 7mm of gaps, so for this, I will be measuring the distance and will use 7mm spacers before fixing it.
Fixing the final spacers is quite simple you spacers block in preferred place and in clamp the blocks while maintaining the measurable space.
Use drill machine to make the holes for the screws, and then fix the screws, like this:
Fix the lower block following the same pattern.
Drill the holes on the lower side of the board as well and fix the screw in it.
Repeat the same thing on the other two sides as well and make sure that the distance between the sides are equal and is drilled well.
Fix the screws on the corner of the board as well.
From the front, it will look like this.
Attach clock arrows and insert the battery in place.
In this design, clock movement mechanism is easy for a battery change or time adjustment.
In the last step, it’s time to put some finish on! You can use any paint or wood polish to give it a proper look. As I am using transparent wax oil to give it more real look and proper finishing.
Make sure that you will color all the sides of the clock and before fixing it on the wall let it get dry first.
This video was created and uploaded by Well Done Tips. One of their team members narrates the step by step process in the video.