|Project by halfacre||posted 10-04-2016 01:01 PM||322 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
This is the fourth clock with the same top. This one inch thick maple wood carves great and I decided a home made dial looks better than the store bought models like I put on the other 3 clocks. I also made the pendulum bob from a picture of a backing plate for a drawer pull. I’ve never used anything but lacquer since I started using it in 1954 but I only use it for indoors. The store bought dials with glass and hinged bezel would have been over 40.00 counting freight. I found a picture of a roman numeral dial on google and printed it then enlarged it to fit this clock then glued the pattern on a 1/4” thick piece of maple then used the scroll saw to cut it out. I did use clear packing tape on the wood then sprayed a layer of sticky glue on to the tape then stuck the pattern of the dial on to the glue and cut it out with the scrollsaw. I probably saved more than 35 bucks making the dial myself. Also at the same time I cut out another wood dial with regular numbers for later use. I did use some mbo or osb or what ever that sawdust and glue is called for the back piece. The clock has to be thick enough for the thickness of the clock movement. Most all movements are of different thicknesses so be aware when ordering and installing the movements.
-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx