Create It Yourself

Time For A Little Colour

Brighten up any wall by creating this colourful and quirky clock.

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jigsaw_clock

A funky clock is the perfect feature for any home. You can add your own style by customising your colours. Simply follow our step by step tutorial to get started.

  1. First, it’s time to create the stencil for the clock outline. Using your compass and pencil, mark out a circle with 20cm diameter.

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  2. Space the points of the compass at the radius of the circle (10cm). Then, using the compass, mark pencil dots 10cm apart around the outline of the circle.

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  3. Using your ruler and pencil, draw straight lines between each of the dots to create a hexagonal shape.

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  4. You now have your hexagonal cutting stencil.

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  5. Using the straight wood cutting setting on your Jigsaw (KS901SEK shown) and cut around the hexagonal stencil lines.

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  6. You now have the back piece for your wall clock.

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  7. Using sand paper, smooth the edges to remove any rough areas to ensure you have a perfect hexagonal shape.

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  8. Mark a point on each of the hexagonal faces exactly half way between each of the corners. Six points in total.

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  9. Secure the plywood to your workbench and drill 40mm deep holes on each of the six corners and through the six pencil marks you’ve just created.

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  10. You now have twelve evenly-spaced holes around the hexagon.

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  11. Using the second, thinner piece of plywood, draw around the edges of the hexagon you’ve already created to mark out your clock face stencil.

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  12. Carefully cut around the clock face template using the Jigsaw.

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  13. Drill a hole into the back board in a central position. This will be used when you attach the clock to the wall.

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  14. Drill a hole into the centre of each of the twelve ping pong balls.

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  15. Paint the ping pong balls in colours of your choice.

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  16. Secure each cocktail stirrer into position using your work bench.

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  17. Select the metal cutting setting on your Jigsaw. Cut the ends off each cocktail stirrer, leaving twelve metal sticks of equal length.

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  18. Drill a hole into the centre of the clock face.

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  19. Paint the clock face in a colour of your choice.

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  20. Mark out the measurements for attaching your clock mechanism to the back piece of your clock and drill a hole.

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  21. Add a screw to the hole to attach your clock mechanism.

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  22. Place the clock mechanism through the hole in the clock face.

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  23. Attach the clock hands to the mechanism on the front of the display, and add the ping pong balls to each of the twelve metal stirrers.

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  24. Add glue to each of the holes and to the ends of each of the cocktail stirrers.

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  25. Push the cocktail stirrers into each hole as far as they will go.

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  26. Hang the clock on your wall and you’re done.

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