Your Own Homemade Clock – Part 3
What do you do when you wake up in the middle of the night? Or, what is one of the most common things that most people do when they wake up? Look at the clock!
A clock is a device that helps us to keep track of time and manage our daily lives. Nowadays, with everything being home-made, why not create your own home-made clock?
Bicycle Wheel Clock
“Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
If you are a bike-lover or have an assorted collection of two-wheelers, then you will love this bicycle wheel clock!
Supplies you will need:
A bicycle wheel
Paint stick can lid
A clock kit designed for big hands
Step 1: Your first step is to buy a clock kit that was specifically designed to power big hands. This type of equipment can either be found in craft stores or you can purchase it online through Amazon.
Step 2: Now, you remove the torque, place an AA battery and, using adhesive tape or wire, attach it to the center of a bicycle wheel.
Step 3: To create the center of the bicycle wheel clock, take a paint can lid and drill a hole in it. Make sure that the hole is large enough to fit over the mechanism of the toque.
Step 4: After placing over the torque center mechanism, cut out two yardsticks to make a longer and shorter hand. Depending on your bicycle wheel’s size, you may need to adjust the length of the yardstick hands. Try to carve the end of each hand to make it resemble like an arrow.
Step 5: Now, it’s time to attach the clock hands. Drill holes in both the longer and shorter hands and after cutting circles from the clock kit, using a hot glue gun, stick the hands to the clock kit.
Step 6: Take the clock hand washer and attach it to the center’s top spoke of the torque and tighten it correctly.
Step 7: To help the bicycle wheel clock function properly, you can attach weight to the back of the longhand. Depending on your clock hands’ weight, hot glue some washers to the end of the clock hands so as they are correctly balanced on the center mechanism.
Step 8: Place the wheel clock on a chalkboard and write some roman numerals on the sides and then all you need to do is to adjust the clock hands to the correct time.
Silverware Kitchen Clock
Nothing can match a silverware clock in a kitchen
Supplies you will need:
A clock kit
A plastic charger plate
Chipboard or vinyl numbers
Vinyl decal or rub-on
Step 1: Start by drilling a hole the size of a clock kit in the plastic plate.
Step 2: You can use any colorful spray paint to paint the charger plate. For instance, you can also adjust and paint your plate as per your kitchen’s wall paint. However, make sure that you spray only light layers of paint. Now, set it aside to let the paint dry.
Step 3: The second step consists of drilling holes in the silverware. But how will you know where to put the holes? Easy peasy! Take the plastic plate, place it on the clock kit and try to place the silverware too. You will see exactly where you want to put the holes.
Step 4: Once you have drilled the silverware holes, using a rubber mallet, flatten the silverware so as there can be enough smoothness when the hands are ticking around the clock.
Step 5: Now, it’s time for the decoration of the plastic plate. You can add a vinyl decal or some rub-on on your plate.
Step 6: For the numbers, you can either use vinyl numbers or buy some chipboard numbers and paint them using craft paint.
Step 7: Once your numbers are ready, glue them to the plastic plate and let them dry.
Step 8: Time for assembling the clock! Place the charger plate on the clock kit and add the silverware hands. And there, you got your silverware kitchen clock!
Do you know some more unique home-made clock ideas? If yes, why don’t you share them with us in the comment section below!