Industrial Style Clock to Make

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Industrial Style Clock to Make

Make an industrial style clock from a round chipwood box. Paint it in cool monochrome colours and finish with metal gears and wires.

Make a hole in the centre of the box lid with the help of an awl. Use a warding file to match the diameter of the clock mechanism. If you don’t have a warding file, slowly expand the hole with a craft knife.

Paint the box black and the lid white with the chalkboard paints. A second coat of paint may be necessary to ensure a good coverage.

Using the awl, pierce holes in the side of the box. Make sure that they are placed at least 1.5cm from the top edge of the box, so they don’t prevent the lid from closing.

Pass some wire through the holes and secure on the outside edges with the round pliers. Twist some wire like springs.

Carefully glue gears onto the bottom of the box and on the wires. Add rivets too. Paint the tiny wooden letters with the white paint and glue them inside the box.

Using the gear stamp, stamp and heat emboss the design with the black embossing powder on the lid. Match the centre of the big gear with the hole in the centre of the lid. Add rivets instead of numbers and the clock mechanism. Lightly sponge white paint over the black areas on the clockface to allow the black clock hands to be easily read.

You can keep the box and lid in place when it is open by placing one magnet on the side of the clock mechanism and one on the inside of the box where both pieces are attached (as in the main photo) This will not be visible when the box is open.

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 5mm Round Metal Claw Stud Rivets - Silver Tone 200pcs #V8
  • Buddly Crafts Felting & Sewing Awl
  • Buddly Crafts Industrial Gears Metal Charms - 20pcs Silver Tone AS6
  • Clock Parts -  Clock Movement Mechanism #7400
  • Clock Parts -  Metal Filigree Clock Hands #5
  • Collall All Purpose Tacky Glue - 100ml
  • DecoArt Americana Chalkboard Paint - Black Slate DS90 59ml
  • Faceted Aluminium Chain - Silver
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Aluminium Jewellery Wire - 1mm x 8m #6901
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Magnets Extra Strong - 8 pcs
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Pliers - Round Nose
  • Knorr Prandell Chip Wood Box - Round 120mm #585
  • M BOSS Embossing Powder 0.25oz - Black
  • *SECONDS* cArt-Us Tiny Wooden Letters - A-Z Uppercase 250pcs
  • Stick It! Hot Melt Glue Gun - UK Plug STI 2000
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad - Large
  • Viva Decor A5 Clear Silicone Stamps Set - Old Fashioned Design #98
  • Viva Decor Vintage Look Chalky Paint 250ml - 100 White

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.