How to Make a Wooden Wall Clock | DIY Project
Are you thinking to buy a wall clock? Good thought! It’s always good to have a wall clock in your room through which you keep yourself updated with the time. And are you going to buy it from the market? Do know what design you are going to get? Are you sure about the material used in that wall clock? To avoid these hassle why don’t you make one by your own self?
Well, I will suggest you make one by yourself instead of buying one from the market. It is very hard to find one of your choices because there are many types of wall clock’s available in the market with different designs, Along with this, you have to consider other things as well like you room size, the color of your room and design you want to choose for the wall clock.
Why don’t you try making one by yourself? Yes, you can make one by yourself as it’s very easy. All you have to do is to follow this step by step demonstration of designing and making a clock. Once you will be done following the steps you will end up making one wall clock.
For this, you need to have an intermediary level of knowledge about operating woodcutter, abrasive jigs, table saw, and hand saw.
Building a clock is not difficult now! As we are here with the detailed step by step tutorial.
Let’s get started!
- Lumber strips of different sizes
- Jigsaw tool
- Drill with driver bits
- Round fleet pads
- Carpenter's square
- Electronic Drill Machine
- Wooden glue
- Drill press
- Small screw Clamps
- Inch Tape
- Pencil for marking
- Paint/polish or spray (copper color or 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 wall clock 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. Follow this step by step procedure to make an elegant and strong wall clock for your usage.
Take the lumber board and mark it for cutting after measuring the spots.
Use a compass to mark the circular shape cut, like this:
Now start cutting the lumber board on the marked points and make sure that you cut it well.
After cutting the board you will get the circular shape board. Try to sander the board so that its sides will become smoother.
Use a belt sander to smoothen the sides of the board and to knock out the edges of the board, as it will be used as a backside of the clock.
Cover the whole board with the glue and use the wooden strips to paste them on it.
Now place the strips over the glued part parallel to each other. These are pallet strips of different sizes.
Make sure that the thickness of all the woods is same and then try to cut them into the one inch or two-inch strips.
Just laid down the strips in a random pattern, not a specific pattern so that it covers the base of the board.
Now put something heavy on it such as bricks so that strips and board will glue well with each other.
Once its dry sander the top side of it as if there is any glue spills out will be sander and it will give it a finished look.
Make sure you will sander it by using machine sander.
Now use inch tape and pencil to mark and measure the center point on the back of the circular board.
Drill the hole and fix a clock hole and then fix the wooden pallet on the board, like this:
Drill the holes and the number of clock by using CNC machine
To have a more superior grip over the clock hold clock frame with the clamp screws by placing it on the table.
The holes you drill becomes the center point for you to start working from
What CNC machine will do is when you turned in some code that CNC machine will start cutting the wood and it cuts everything out.
But the important thing is to make sure that all the numbers should have to be equally distended and there is some gap in between each and every one.
So start drilling from the circle for proper distance between the numbers.
After finishing the numbering take the sander and rub the dust away from the clock board, like this:
And after sander all the corner it will look like this.
Now cut the clock accessories as per the size of your clock board so that it will get fixed in it.
You can buy these clock accessories from any store or you can order it online as well.
You can change its color by spraying your desired color on it, like this:
Here I am spraying black color as I think it will suit the base of the clock.
Now trace the clocks center point and machine machines so that you can cut the wood to fix it later on.
Then set your drill press to drill few inches inside the marked point.
Use 3-inch bits to enlarge the holes and drill it through, like this:
Now in the last step, hit a couple of layers of spray on the front and the back side of the clock.
Just push the clock mechanism into the hole, like this:
Make sure it is fixed well when turning the right side and then secure the pale with the washer and the nut.
Tight the washer so that it will not move or get loose with the passage of time.
Now start fixing the other parts of the clock from the front side and it will look like this.