DIY Fry Pan Clock

We love the idea of a fry pan clock, it would make an excellent DIY gift! The picture below shows the cast iron clock that a very clever Klockit customer designed and built out of an a fry pan.

DIY Fry Pan Clock

Peter Classen is the talented man behind this neat clock. What was once a broken fry pan was made into a beautiful cast iron clock. Why a fry pan? Well, this pan has history – it was Peter’s wife’s great-grandmother’s pan. So for obvious sentimental reasons, Peter decided to save the old fry pan by making a clock out of it. Turns out, it was a perfect addition to their kitchen!

Room View: Fry Pan Clock


Peter has been making clocks for over 30 years, chalking his inspiration up to the fascination of the many clocks his grandfather used to own. His background is in industrial arts; Peter was an instructor for 34 years at Foxcroft Academy in Maine, where many of his students made clocks using Klockit materials.

5 thoughts on “DIY Fry Pan Clock

  1. Louis & Barbara Linsmeyer January 6, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    where can I find the plans for this cast iron clock?

    • Klockit January 9, 2017 / 8:26 am

      Hi Barb, one of our long-time customers, Peter Classen, took one of his old cast iron pans and drilled a hole in the center so that the hand shaft of the clock movement could be inserted through to the front from he backside. We do not currently offer a clock plan for this DIY project, but would be happy to help you find the right clock movement if you’re looking to try this project.

    • Mary Infante April 12, 2017 / 10:50 am

      look at flea markets and yard sales. If its all rusted up and ugly looking they will usually sell it to you really cheap. Look on the internet for how to clean it up and then go ahead with your plans.

  2. Mary Infante April 12, 2017 / 10:52 am

    unless this pan was cracked, I feel kind of bad about it being used in this way. A good cast iron pan like that can be used for generations, unlike modern pans that wear out and have to be thrown away. These, when properly cared for, are the original non-stick cookware.
    That being said, it is a beautiful clock!

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