I would like to share with you this wooden clock I made for a friend, using wood from an old pallet.
Hope you like it!
Step 1: What You Will Need
- wide pallet plank
- white wood glue
- wood carving knife
- clock mechanism
- electric sander
- electric jigsaw
Step 2: Cutting the Wood and Assembling the Clock
- I had a very dirty and old wide plank from a pallet,so I started of by sanding it until it was clean If your plank isn´t very dirty you can leave the sanding for later)
- Draw two semi circles with a compass and cut them with the electric jigsaw.
- Then cut from the same board two pieces of wood with enough length to join the two semi circles together. Apply white wood glue and nails to do this.
- Now you have a circle. Mark the center and drill a hole.
If the shaft of your clock mechanism is long enough, you would be done at this point. The shaft of mine was short, so I had to patiently carve space on the back of the clock to place in the mechanism.
Step 3: Pyrograving the Design
If you haven´t already sanding your wood, you must do so now before proceeding.
The surface of the clock face should be nice and smooth.
With a pencil, free hand draw the tree or if you can´t to this, use carbon paper to trace your design. I used a yin yang tree I found here, as it was free for non commercial use.
Then start pyrograving (this will take some patience and time), but will turn out really nice.
Step 4: Finishing
Apply bee wax with a cloth, evenly troughout the wood. Let dry and then polish with a clean cloth, until you get a smooth and beautifull finishing.
Assemble the clock mechanism and it´s done!
Hope you have fun making one! :)