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Make your own Clock Face


Image 129 was created a few days before 2000, as the Y2K hype was at its peak. Looking at this image again made me realize that it could work quite well as a clock face. So I re-created the image and modified it slightly - using the same Bible verse from 2 Peter 3:8. Then using a kit from a craft shop and a high gloss coating, proceeded to make my own personalized clock which now hangs at home:

I discovered that making a clock is quite easy these days - many craft shops sell kits complete with clock mechanism - all you need is a face. Alternatively - and if you know what you're doing - many modern clocks can be easily disassembled to allow for the clock face to be changed.

If you want to do this yourself, click on the image below to get a free 1000x1000 image that I used. It should be good for clocks 6" to 13" in diameter.

Important: Image copyright John Bell 2005
free for personal use only.

This is what I did:

  • Used a clock kit that came with mechanism, hands, and a chip-board disc 12" in diameter
  • Printed the image on large (13"x19") heavy gloss photographic paper
  • Stuck the printed image to the clock disc - carefully aligned with the center.
  • From the back, cut around the edge of the disc with a sharp blade to remove the excess photo-paper
  • Added the numbers I to XII by hand.
  • Finished with a high gloss coating.
  • Once dry, sanded down the edges, and assembled the clock.

Have fun!

John Bell
December 30th 2005
Irvine, California, USA.

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