I recently got a new office at work and needed a clock for my wall. I went online to buy one but ultimately decided to make a clock myself.

I have never made a clock before but figured it would be easy enough to do. After all, I had friends in high school that made one in wood shop class.

The first thing I had to do was decide how big I wanted the clock to be. I decided on a 9 inch by 9-inch size clock. Then I cut a piece of birch plywood and used a router to make the edges rounded.

The next thing I did was drill a hole in the middle of the wood for the actual clock to go into. After that, I stained the piece of wood and then put some polyurethane to give it a shine. You can do whatever you want with the wood. I decided to stain it because I didn't want to have too much going on with my clock.

When I cut the wood for the clock I had a piece leftover that I decided to use as a nameplate to put on my office door. I did the exact same thing to that piece as well.

Next, I used a wood burning tool to make a notch in the wood where I was going to put numbers on the clock. After that, I glued the CD onto the wood, and let it dry for a few hours.

Finally, it was time to put the clock in place.

I thought it came out pretty cool for my first one. The whole process from start to finish only took a couple of days. Below are some photos.



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