George Vondriska

Custom Clock Tutorial: Master Woodworking Basics

George Vondriska
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Duration:   10  mins

Looking for a DIY clock project you can craft quickly? Dive into our step-by-step video tutorial and create a custom clock perfect for a shelf or nightstand.

Key Skills Acquired

Master essential woodworking techniques with this project. Learn the art of applying veneer with the right tools and discover the importance of using a caul for a smooth finish. This DIY clock guide also offers insights on the ideal adhesive for attaching a brass rod, used to mark 12:00, to a wooden surface. Plus, get hands-on experience with the rub joint method, essential for attaching the kickstands securely.

DIY Clock Dimensions & Details

Customize your clock’s size based on your preference. Here’s a quick look at our design: the face measures ¾” x 7” x 7”. The supporting kickstands are crafted with dimensions of ⅝” thickness, 4” length, with a width varying between 2-¼” and ¾”. These are cut with a precise 10-degree angle. Adding a ¼” chamfer around the clock provides an elegant finishing touch to the edge.

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4 Responses to “Custom Clock Tutorial: Master Woodworking Basics”

  1. William

    How do I begin to lay out the kick stands. Table saw, gig saw,router. Thanks, William

    • WWGOA Team

      The kickstand dimensions are at 6:36 in the video. George made his kick stands by putting 10-degree cuts on each end of a 10” long stick, then he used the provided layout from there. He did the other cuts with a bandsaw, and then sanded off the saw marks.(ZD: 3871)

    • WWGOA Team

      I haven’t had any problem with bowing on these clocks. I suspect that’s because the project is so small.

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