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28" Reclaimed Bike Parts Pallet Clock

  • August 9, 2016

Pennecarter
Pennecarter
Pennecarter
Pennecarter

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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  • This turn out fantastic! You have an amazing talent for build. Thank you for sharing the detailed steps on how you arrived at this finished product! Have you built clocks in the past?

    By RYOBI Nation, on August 12, 2016

  • Penne Girl, I absolutely love this Pallet clock..it looks amazing.

    By SoCraftySewCreative, on August 13, 2016

  • Love love love your clock!! If you get a chance come on over and see my clock. I love your idea on using bicycle parts!!

    By rchampine, on August 29, 2016

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28" Reclaimed Bike Parts Pallet Clock

by Pennecarter
Aug 09, 2016
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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.