Plywood clocks

Regular wall clocks can be purchased at any store, the choice is quite wide. But the thing made to someone as a gift with their own hands, will look much more spectacular. In addition, it will serve as a reminder of the pleasant moments associated with the author of the work. Therefore, I bring to your attention a small master class for making watches from a regular sheet of plywood. Tools will be needed for work: - saw; - drill;
- sandpaper; - ruler; - pencil; - various brushes; - hairdryer; - iron; - scissors; - foam sponge. br> And from materials it is necessary: ​​ - plywood sheet; - acrylic paints; - acrylic primer; - PVA glue; - varnish for hair; - acrylic lacquer; - water; - clockwork. First of all, you should decide on the shape of the future watches and their sizes. Then we draw the contour and cut it. The edges are cleaned with sandpaper to form a small chamfer.
 Determine the shape of future hours
On the blank you need to note the center through which the clockwork will be fastened.Apply tags on plywood with a pencil.
 mark center
Draw two intersecting central lines.
We put labels on plywood Now you should drill a hole at the intersection of the lines.
 drill a hole
make a hole with a drill
We clean the edges of the hole, if necessary, we bore it so that the mount for the clock mechanism will pass. We cover the blank with acrylic primer in two layers with intermediate drying in 1 hour.
We cover the workpiece with acrylic primer
The sides of the workpiece should also be covered tom.
 We cover the blank with an acrylic primer
Choose a napkin you like. It must be a three-layer. Separate the color layer from the rest.
 Separate the color layer from the rest
Now we breed PVA glue with water in equal parts in small containers, mix it.
 we dilute PVA glue
We cover the backdoor obtained mixture and completely dry the hair dryer.
 We cover the blank with the mixture
We put the napkin on top of the blank. We tear off the part that goes beyond the contour of the watch, taking into account that a small part should be bent on the reverse side of the blank.
 We put a napkin on top of the blank
Put a sheet of paper on top and carefully stroke a napkin through it. First, the front side, then the sides.
 iron the napkin through it
We brush the remains of the napkin on the back side and glue it with the help of a glue diluted in water .We give a good dry.
 Bend the remains of the napkin
If you wish, you can make some elements a little brighter with acrylic paint.
brighter with acrylic paint
 brighter with acrylic paint
 brighter with acrylic paint
Since I didn’t find the right color when I bought my watch, I just acquired the cheapest, they were green.
 clock mechanism of the right color
I simply paint them with acrylic paint.
 clock mechanism of the right color
After the paint dries, I coat them with three layers of acrylic lacquer.
we paint arrows
In the photo, the varnish is only applied and therefore appears white, after drying it will become transparent.
 paint arrows
We return to the watch body. The napkin must be coated with acrylic varnish. If you do it right away - the napkin will wrinkle. Therefore, we first apply a layer of hairspray, a little and evenly
 completely dry with a hairdryer
And completely dry the hairdryer.
 completely dry with a hairdryer
Now you can start coating the workpiece with acrylic lacquer.
completely dry the hair dryer
Leave to dry for 2 hours Before you begin to apply the dial should be applied at least 5 layers of acrylic varnish, not carefully forgetting to dry each of them.  dry each of them
Now we need the numbers for the clock. They can be painted with acrylic paint or printed. I printed several options and chose the most suitable. Cut out each digit with a square
Cut out each number in a small square and put them on a blank.
Plywood watch
With small scissors, I carefully cut each digit along the contour. I painted the remaining white areas with a black helium rod.
 Plywood watch
Applying undiluted PVA glue on the back side of each digit, glue them into place.
varnish layers applied
Now again, all you need to cover with several layers of varnish with intermediate drying. In the photo, the freshly applied lacquer is clearly visible in the numbers.
 Plywood watches
When all the lacquer layers are applied and it is high time to assemble the movement.
Plywood Watch
 Plywood clock
We put in the battery. Our clock is ready for work, it only remains to hang them on the wall .
Plywood watch
 Plywood watch

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