Wood Slice Clock

This 10" walnut hollow wood slice clock makes a perfect addition for anyone who decorates with natural or rustic decor. This is also fully able to be customized. 

 
 
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Your Wood Slice

For our example we are using approximate 10" walnut hollow wood slices, but there is definitely plenty of other options to choose from.  

We start my turning on our wood burner so it is heating while we prepare the wood.  

Taking a ruler we find the middle of our wood slice. 

 
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Placing Your numbers

Placing the numbers on the clocks lacks a scientific process, but we suggest finding a clock face template online.  We placed a template on the wood slice to help us line up the placement of our numbers to represent the 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock hours.  

 
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Wood Burning

Your wood burner should not be sufficiently pre-heated.  We purchased our from Hobby Lobby. 

 
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We test the wood burner on a test piece of wood.  This will let s know if it is hot enough.  It also helps us to practice the right amount of pressure needed to get the type of burn we desire.  

 

To help us keep the numbers straight we use a ruler for alignment.  

 
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Using the clock face template as a guide, we burn the 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock times on our clocks. 

 

For the hours in between we use the "dot" attachment for our wood burner.  We then use a 120 grit sand paper to lightly go over the face of the clock. Finally, we wipe it off with a lightly damp cloth.

 
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Once the wood burning and sanding is complete we use Minwax Polycrylic to cover the front of the clock. 

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To complete the project we drill a hole in the middle of the clock (our previously marked spot) to prepare it for the clock kit and hands. 

 
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Finally, follow the directions on the clock movement kit to affix to your creation

 
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Finished product.  Makes a perfect addition for anyone who decorates with natural or rustic decor.  This is also fully able to be customized.