How to Make an Amazing Clock Out of a Downed Tree in 10 Easy Steps

Posted on Jul 05, 2016

You can find inspiration anywhere. Especially in nature. This man took a piece of the trunk and made a unique clock that would cost hundreds of dollars. We are impressed!

1. Find the Right Tree Trunk

Find the Right Tree Trunk
The type of wood doesn't matter too much. Oak or Madrone would be perfect for it.

2. Log Cross Section

Log Cross Section
Cut a log section big enough for the clock and the temperature section (optional). Take it through the planer couple of times, until you get the desired shape and size.

3. Polish the Log Face

Polish the Log Face
Make a smooth top layer for your clock.

4. The Clock Mechanics

The Clock Mechanics
Buy the cheapest clock; you'll just use internal hardware.

5. Engraving the Numbers

Engraving the Numbers
Cut shallow holes and insert the aluminum in them. Use a CNC router for cutting.

6. Making It Work

Making It Work
Incorporate the clock hardware. Place it in a hole in the back.

7. The Mechanism for Monitoring the Temperature

The Mechanism for Monitoring the Temperature
Insert and secure the needle as seen in the picture.

8. Top Coat

Top Coat
The top coat keeps the clock dry. Cover it with polyurethane for better results.

9. Inlay the Aluminium

Inlay the Aluminium
Cut the pieces and fit them.

10. The Final Result

The Final Result
Amazing, right?
Images source: instructables.com
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