|Forum topic by drewpy||posted 02-09-2016 11:33 PM||573 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-09-2016 11:33 PM
I have a friend that is retiring near the end of April. She had several options as a retirement gift. She really liked the wall clocks offered but opted for the more practical luggage package for their upcoming travels.
I figured I would attempt to build one that closely matched the ones she was looking at. I asked her co-workers for pictures of the two that were offered and she was looking at. See below.
I looked around for movements, faces, or kits and became a little overwhelmed and thought – Heck, I’ll just ask my fellow LJ’s. Can anyone offer some suggestions for some good clock movements, faces, or kits that you’ve had experience with? Also, any general suggestions regarding the project are welcome. This will be my first attempt on such a project. I did one simple desktop clock but that just involved pulling a housed clock out of a standard body and inserting in into a body I created.
Based on the clock descriptions in the retirement catalog, the clock body will be roughly 30h x 13w x 6d.
EDIT – The descriptions for the ones offered had chimes on the hour.
Thanks for your help in advance,
-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".