I had always wanted to make a giant clock cause I have an addiction to clocks. I was in the process of drawing one out by using 2x4's when I thought of giant cable spools. I was lucky to find someone selling some on craigslist so I picked up the largest one he had. 48" diameter! YIKES!
Giant Spool Clock
1st step was taking the entire spool apart, wiped it down, and letting it sit for awhile to acclimate. Then on to putting it together.
Had hubs help with ordering the right size of clock work and hands and he even found the rustic iron numbers.
Basically this just took some installation of the clock works, setting the time and making sure the hands worked properly.
Then drilling all the numbers in place and setting the clock hands to measure up with alignment.
That was it. What a wonderful clock don't you think? Dudes, now I'm to places on time- I don't have any excuses!
- Spool (Craigslist)
- Clock hands & mechanism (Online)
- Iron Numbers (Hobby Lobby)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published February 23rd, 2018 1:44 AM