28" Reclaimed Bike Parts Pallet Clock
I start the project with a pallet and I rip it apart with a reciprocating saw. I then use the joiner to create nice connecting edges. Then I place them laid out on the bench and I use a template I've created to make the circle. I then jig saw each board just outside the line to create the cut out circle. I use a orbital sander to remove all the dirt and chemicals that could have been left on the pallet and smooth out the wood. I mark the center and use a spacer to place the back braces on the back of the clock. I install them with screws and a hand drill and driver. Once together I use a fixed belt sander to make that nice round finish using the lines to guide me. I then measure and drill the center hole from the face of the clock for the mechanism stem. The back is then routed out for the clock motor. I have made a number template which is placed on the top and trace out numbers and then hand paint the numbers and then sand distress them. A clear finish is applied. I have used reclaimed bike parts for the center and chain link around the perimeter which is applied with the sawed off nails from the original pallet. I use cable wire with round hooks for the hanging. I then install the motor and hands. I sign the clock with an embedded color grommet from my mothers sewing kit which I inherited when she passed away. Then the clock is complete all from a pallet.
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pallet wood, chalk paint, clear finish spray, old reclaimed bike rings and chain, clock mechanism and hands