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DIY Tool Clock

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    Approximately 2 hour

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  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Drawer
    • Wooden Circle Trivet with the Cork Removed
    • Sanding Block or Sandpaper
    • Metal Macrame Ring
    • Plastic Pipe Straps
    • Circular Saw Blade
    • Clock Face Graphic
    • 8 Medium Drill Bits
    • 4 Small Wrenches
    • 60 Small Drill Bits
    • Dap RapidFuse
    • 1 Large Wrench
    • Clock Parts
    • Clock Kit
    • Hot Glue
    • Chalk
    • Chain
    • Drill

Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain and Universal Metallic spray paint in Titanium Silver put the finishing touches on this tool clock made from used and free items. A true trash-to-treasure piece, this clock would make a great gift. 

Step 1: Cut the edges of the drawer flush with the sides and remove the slide hardware.

Step 2: Spray paint the drawer in 2X Ultra Cover Spray Paint according to the directions on the can. Let spray paint dry for about 1 hour. The bottom of the drawer will be the front of the clock, which makes room for the clock mechanism on the underside.

Step 3: Remove cork from wood trivet, then sand and stain the wood with Rust-Oleum Wood Stain, according to the directions on the can. Let the stain dry for approximately 1 hour.

Step 4: Drill a hole in the center of the wood trivet and bottom of the drawer.

Step 5: Find a clock face graphic on the internet, enlarge, use this to chalk the major lines of the clock face onto the stained wood.

Step 6: Spray paint the macramé ring and plastic pipe straps with Universal Metallic in Titanium Silver.

Step 7: Glue the wood trivet piece to the painted bottom part of the drawer.

Step 8: Glue the macramé ring into place around the trivet.

Step 9: Glue the small wrenches at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock.

Step 10: Glue the longer bits at 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11 o'clock.

Step 11: Glue the shorter bits all around the inside of the metal ring.

Step 12: Glue the circular saw blade to the center.

Step 13: Assemble the clock parts.

Step 14: Add eye hooks to the top.

Step 15: Secure the chain to the large wrench with pipe straps.

Step 16: Connect the chain to the eye hooks and hang on the wall.