Making your own wall clock is an inexpensive project. With a drill, screwdriver, clockwork from the craft store numbers and sticky, you can create an attractive clock with a wooden plate, beveled edge plate or cutting bark disk.
- Use a ruler and pencil to mark the center of the clock face. If you use a round piece, draw lines centered from top to bottom and left to right.For a square, draw lines from corner to corner. The point where the lines intersect is the center of your clock.
- Pierce the center of the face of the clock.Make sure you use a bit that produces a hole that will accommodate the shaft of the clock mechanism. Check the packaging of the mechanism for the measures and recommendations.
- Sand the front and rear surface of the workpiece. Wipe the dust.Make sure you have removed all the pencil marks. Apply stain in the room, painted a suitable color, or leave natural and just apply two coats of polyurethane. Allow to dry completely.
- Mark positions for figures.Midnight, three, six and nine hours should focus on the top, sides and bottom. Position brands for other hours numbers and also carefully between the first four numbers.
- Affix numbers in position. If the numbers are not self-adhesive, use glue. If you prefer, you can use stickers, rub on the number or paint on the numbers with stencils. Be careful that you are working so that the numbers are well positioned in the correct order.
- Set the clock mechanism to the pierced part. First insert the shaft of the mechanism in the hole drilled in the back of the clock from the front.Join hands, starting with the big hand. Most hands attached to the stem by sliding on a central pin. Attach the little hand and the minute hand, if there is one. Usually a small nut holds hands up. Follow the instructions on the packaging mechanism to ensure correct assembly.
- Insert the size and number of batteries specified. Put the mechanism cover. Set the hands of the clock to the correct time.
- Attach a nail or hook onto the wall where the clock stops. Most clock assemblies are manufactured with a keyhole in the back to hang the clock.Some styles may offer a suspension clip instead.
Tips & Warnings
- Some wooden craft items are used to make specifically for DIY kitchen wall clocks come with a hole drilled in the center.
- If you do not like the color or finish of the clock hands available, painting with enamel paint crafts in a color of your choice.
- Do not limit yourself to ordinary numbers for your clock face.Other options include dice, dominoes, chips or decorative buttons stuck even in the correct positions.
- Make sure the piece of wood you use for the clock is not too thick or the shaft of the clock mechanism can be too short. Most craft plates and plates are the correct thickness for use with clockwork.