|Project by atceric||posted 02-15-2010 07:43 PM||1305 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This was my first attempt at “fine” woodworking. Design was my own inspiration. Made these mostly as retirement or Christmas gifts.
The metal clock faces and mechanisms are mostly from www.klockit.com
The frames started out as 3/4” poplar. Ripped a 4” wide board, then glued to double it up to 1 1/2”. Jointed and planed. Router on the two outside edges (front and back). Dado blade to cut a rabbet along the back inside edge. This allows the back (holding the mechanism and face) to be inset. Another 1/8” blade width cut along the inside edge to hold the clear plastic. Miter cut to 22.5 degrees. Spline cuts come next. Then it’s time to assemble, sand, stain, and finish.
The dimensions on this project are flexible. It all depends on how big a clock face you are surrounding and how much space you want to border that face. The important thing is getting the angles right and cutting consistent, identical length pieces for the octagon. Of course, if you don’t want eight sides, you’d just have to figure the correct angle for the number of sides.
The clock back can be removed after assembly to allow for cleaning or adjusting the hands.