With a few hardware store and household items we are going to construct our own clock that looks like a classic design piece.
Step #1: Next
- Cut 2 pieces of cardboard into circles that are 3 1/2" in diameter. Hot glue them together to make them stronger, avoiding the center for when you drill later. Measure and draw 2 perpendicular lines intersecting in the center. Drill through that center mark with a piece of wood behind the cardboard for safety.
Step #2: Next
- Paint the front and sides of your clock face. While that dries, sand, cut and spray paint 12 13" dowels.
Step #3: Next
- On the back of your clock face, draw 6 equidistant lines intersecting in the center as your guide.
Step #4: Next
- Cut away any excess material around the center hole with a utility knife so the clock can fit.
Step #5: Next
- Align both 12 o'clocks on your clock and grid before gluing the two pieces together. Be careful not to get any hot glue on the center piece.
Step #6: Next
- Add your clock hands and the top small screw to the face.
Step #7: Next
- Using the grid as your guide, hot glue your dowels onto the back of the clock. Using a roll of tape can stabilize the surface area for this step. A bird's eye view can help you see if the dowels align.
- Add a screw to the perfect spot and hang your atomic age clock.