|Project by rilanda||posted 10-19-2012 03:31 PM||753 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
This is my latest addition to the clocks I make. Made to hang in my own home to celebrate that first class Pink Floyd tribute band The Australian Pink Floyd. Seen many of their concerts over many years and they are one of the finest tribute band that tours this planet, hopefully I will get to see them again in 2013 when they visit the UK. Back to the clock, it is made on a Canary White wood core with a Cherry veneer face and a Mahogany balancing veneer on the back, it is cross laminated for stability. The veneers are applied under pressure using PVA adhesive and once dry the clock was marked out and cut to shape on the band saw. The edges were cleaned up using a variety of abrasive papers then a small chamfer is applied to both sides of the clock primarily to strengthen the veneer edge. the centre of the clock is found and drilled through with a drill suitable for the spigot on the clock movement, and the back of the clock is recessed to take the clock movement. The clock face and back are cleaned up preliminarily to leave a final clean up for after assembly with the appendages. The representation of white light input on the left is made from Sycamore which has been let into the face of the clock. The representation of spectrum light output on the right is made from 7 separate pieces of Sycamore each piece being dyed with a spirit dye to one of the spectrum colours. Adjacent pieces in this spectrum are different by 2 mm to give a stepped appearance, when the dye has dried these are then assembled together as a unit using cyanoacrylate adhesive. This assembly is then partially recessed into the face of the clock. Both of the appendages are glued into the clock with PVA, once set the clock is given a final clean up with a 320 grit paper and sprayed with 3 coats of clear acrylic spray. The movement is fitted and the hands applied, battery is installed and the time set. The clock hangs on the wall on a very fine chain which allows the centre of gravity of the clock to be found so it hangs true. Easy to make but quite effective as a reminder of some wonderful concerts by an excellent band.
-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.