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Forum topic by BB1 posted 08-16-2016 07:35 PM 484 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2016 07:35 PM

I had posted previously about finding clock movement for a project . Thank you to the LJ that confirmed Klockit as a good source – the movement and hands arrived quickly and look good. Now I’m ready to develop my idea of a four-face clock (one for each continental US time zone) for our RV. Here’s my rough sketch

I have narrowed down my face wood (I think) to this piece of myrtlewood we bought when in Oregon

The blue tape squares are where each face would be centered (orientation will be vertical to fit between two windows). Here’s where I could use some ideas. I want to have “something” to mark what time zone we are physically in. I was thinking a peg that could be inserted into a slot. Then that could be moved when we cross into a new time zone. I also was considering if there was a way to have a marker that would slide up and down a rod or dowel but am stumbling on how to construct something that would hold a given position. Thought about a magnet but not sure if that would work given the rough roads and jarring that goes on when traveling. Interested in any suggestions. Thanks.

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#1 posted 08-20-2016 07:21 PM

After a bit of sitting and staring at various scrap pieces of wood and random brackets, I came up with a solution to how to mark which clock is showing the current time zone. Made a little “hook” system that wraps from the back brace (series of small nails that will not be visible when the clock is in place) and then has an “arrow.” Still need to add finish and then actually get the clock mechanisms fully installed. After some discussion I don’t think I’m going to try to add numbers for the hours to keep it from getting too busy. Hopefully will have a finished project to post in the upcoming weeks.

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