Make Your Own Clocks
10 May 2016
Clock Movement Fittings
Plate, Tile and Canvas Board Clocks
Don't forget that any bisque piece can be converted into a clock by simply drilling the appropriate size hole in your bisque item and fitting a clock movement (making sure there is enough space for the clock movement to fit). Plates and tiles are very popular - see images for inspiration.
Clock Shapes - Pre-drilled holes
- CLMC376 - Heart Mantle or Desk Clock - clock mechanism is included with this shape (AA batteries required)
- CLMC144 - Clock Face 10mm hole, embossed nos. Clock mechanisim not included. CLCLOCK004 is recommended (AA batteries required). Kiln Firing Tip: this shape is categorised as thick or heavy piece. To avoid cracking during firing we recommend lifting the clock face off the kiln shelf using a combination of a prop and stilt to promote even heat distribution during the heat and cool down process.
Clock Shapes (Drilling required)
- POTTERY: Tile and Plaques
- CANVAS: Canvas Panels (see image above)
- MDF: Look through the "flat shapes", "plaques" or "wall décor". You will need to make sure the shape is wide enough to take the clock movement.
- CLCLOCK004 2.4 Straight 6 8, 0.5, 7.8 (black). Movement has hook moulding (for hanging)
- CLCLOCK003 1.75 Straight 2.5, 3, 0.3, 3.2 (red)
- CLCLOCK002 1.5 Straight 2.5, 3, 0.3, 3.2 (red)
Fitting Clock Movements
- Put the rubber washer on the spindle.
- Push the spindle through the clock hole.
- Add the metal washer and screw in place using the bolt.
- Apply the clock hands in the following order - hour, then minute, then second hand.
- Press down for a secure fitting.
- Add good quality, new batteries.