This task will make Check out of a Clock alongside some edge and straight iron. My girl needed to buy one for around Shoddy off the web, at that point chose to make one. Appeared like a smart thought, so I thought I’d assist. This is a moderately simple venture, however it includes welding and utilizing power devices. It would be ideal if you be watchful and ensure you have some well being learning about any device you utilize. ilove2make.com is an extraordinary sours for how to’s on pretty much anything, so inquire about before you construct. We should begin.
Step 1: Things Needed
1 or more Pallets
20 feet of ½ in angle iron
20 feet of ½ in flat iron
Hand full of ¾ inch nails
28 ¾ inch decorative nails with a twist
Stain or Polyurethane (if desired)
Step 2: Start by Taking Apart a Pallet
Use any method that you want to remove the palette. If you look at the disassembly of pallets in ilove2make.com, you can find several ways to unpack a pallet. It’s not as easy as you think because pallets are made to abuse it. As you can see in the pictures, we chose the hardest way to rip the platform. However, we were able to get all the necessary tables from a platform. Use as many pallets as needed to get enough tables. When placing the boards side by side, the edges will not be exactly aligned. There will be spaces between tables of different sizes. It’s part of the rustic look. If it’s not your style, I made a second watch for my sister-in-law and used cedar planks for a cleaner look. When you have all the tables you need, cut them to the same length. The length depends on the size of the watch and the number of plates you use. We have chosen to make my daughter’s clock the biggest place we can take from the palette.
Step 3: Make the Outer Frame to Fit the Boards
Cut the corner iron so that it fits on the outside of your boards. Use a soldering iron of your choice to solder the ends together. Remember to make sure that the corners are square, that the seals are clean and ground before welding and clean the excess welding material with an angle grinder. Place the boards in the frame to make sure they match. Nail two pieces of palette leftover on the back of the boards to keep them all together. When nailing the top plate, make sure the bottom of the board is parallel to the top of the clock. You will use this plate to hang the clock, and it will be much easier to hang the clock if the lower part of the top table is parallel to the top of the watch. You do not worry about the top of the board; Just make sure the bottom is parallel to the top of the watch. Now it’s also a good time to drill a hole in the center of the wood to fit the clock mechanism.
Step 4: Make the Inner Frame and Cross Pieces
Make an interior frame with flat metal pieces, so that the internal frame is six (6) inches smaller than the surrounding outer frame. Make sure the corners are square and the joints are clean. Then weld the ends and grind the excess solder. Cut out twelve (12) pieces of space to give you individual places for each number. The four (4) spacers in the corners will be longer than the remaining eight (8). Loosen them in place as shown in the image. Cut off any excess metal and clean all edges with a grinder. Paint the metal frame, and the polyurethane tips or stain, if desired. We have not tampered with the pallet panels in any way, and some still have tire marks. We think that if pallets can exist so long, they no longer need help. Make small holes in the metal frame so you can nail the frame on the boards in the last step. We place one (1) hole in each of the eight (8) small spacers, two (2) holes in the four (4) corner spacers and three (3) holes in each side of the outer frame.
Step 5: Finish by Assembling the Clock
Start by placing the wood face up on the floor or a table strong enough to drive. Place the frame on the Pallet wood and key the frame into place. We use round nails with a twist. They hold up very well, so the frame does not fall off the wood (and the wall) after a while. Then add the numbers. We just used 12, 3, 6 and 9, but you can use any style or combination of numbers you want. Using the instructions for the clock mechanism, connect the mechanism to the wood. Finally, add the hands, then try and bend the hands slightly so that they do not get caught in the frame or interfere with each other. Now you are the proud owner of a really great watch for much less than $ 30.
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