What is a Clock Kit?

As a customer support technician for Klockit, one of the most common questions I receive from new customers is what a clock kit actually is, and what does it include.  To begin, clock kits are a wonderful way for those without access to woodworking equipment to be able to partake in the enjoyment of woodworking as a hobby.  A clock kit is a set of wood parts that are pre-cut, pre-profiled, factory sanded, and ready to be assembled right out of the box.

Each clock kit will come with all the necessary hardware, fasteners, and components needed to complete final assembly.  Hardware can include items such as hinges, magnetic catches, glass retainer strip, and decorative accent hardware.  Fasteners could include anything from wood screws to small brads and escutcheon pins.  Components can include quartz clock motors, mechanical movements, music box movements, and any additional supporting hardware required to complete your clock project.   Each clock kit will also be packaged with pilot drill bits (if required for assembly), wood glue, some starter sheets of sandpaper (course, medium, and fine grit), and step-by-step assembly instructions with supporting assembly illustrations.

Like any hobby, clock kit building will require an initial (minimal) investment for some items from your local hardware store.  Standard assembly tools such as a drill, hammer, screwdriver, tape ruler, square, clamping, and pliers could be required for any given clock kit.  Protective finishes, such as varnish or polyurethane and applicators will also be a necessary purchase (note that the additional purchase of stain is always optional).  Finally, some additional medium and fine grit sandpaper is always good to have at hand as well as any “super-fine” grit sandpaper you will use during the finishing process.

In summary, the clock kit is a unique and inclusive way to enter the realm of woodworking and create an heirloom quality assembly that can be treasured and enjoyed for many years to come.  Kits do not require the purchase of large wood shop machinery and do not require much in the way of actual woodworking skills when assembling.  The best part?  No one ever needs to know the fact that there was no cutting or shaping of any of the wood parts involved in building the resulting assembly…  That will be our little secret!

2 thoughts on “What is a Clock Kit?

  1. Joel P. Skudlarek November 13, 2012 / 9:33 pm

    I have enjoyed clocks and have collected several over the past 30 years. During that time I had heard of klockits, but didn’t have much interest until coming across a grandfather clock that was produced by your company. I believe it is a light walnut case and was purchased in 1988 for $599.95. The Catalog Number is 13905 A and on the original invoice #901416 staes it is a Cable 3 Ch Grfather with dial. I would like more information about this beautiful clock and some idea of its value. It is an impressive clock and its in excellent working order.

  2. Cathy December 3, 2014 / 11:13 pm

    Pretty intriguing and helpful ideas. Book marked …
    Appreciate the amazing read.

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