As per my first blog post, I revealed I love to go to garage sales in the summertime. This past month, I’ve been to close to thirty of them because July is such a hot month to have a sale (pun intended)! Sometimes when I’m feeling adventurous, I’ll go to estate sales too, hoping to find something I can turn into a clock. A couple of weeks ago, I did just that!
In Randy Sharp’s 12 years of hobby woodworking at the Sawdust Inn, there have only been two dream projects on his bucket list: a full-sized roll top desk and an heirloom grandfather clock.
Randy recently finished up the roll top desk and it turned out great!
He’s now moving onto a grandfather clock build, specifically the Columbia grandfather clock from our popular Cooper Collection of woodworking plans. Randy believes one of the most elegant pieces of furniture to occupy a home is the grandfather clock. And we agree! We’re excited to follow him through the process of handcrafting more than 80 pieces out of hand-selected cherry wood.
Randy is going to create a series of blog posts and short how-to videos on the grandfather clock build. We invite you to follow along and get an inside look at the detailed craftsmanship required to finish this advanced clock project.
Stay tuned for the first major step in the build – constructing the main frame of the grandfather clock, which requires a first-time woodworking technique for Randy!
Click here to see more on the blog at Sawdustinn.com!
There’s still time to make a unique clock for your Dad this Father’s Day. Not a clock making expert? No problem! Here are 4 easy do-it-yourself clock ideas he’s sure to enjoy more than a tie!
(1) Beer Cap Clock
Make Dad a clock that’ll remind him it’s always a good time for a good beer. Pair 12 beer bottle caps with your choice of clock face, and then install a simple quartz clock movement and hands.
(2) Vinyl Record Clock
Part timepiece, part wall art! Pick up Dad’s favorite album from a resale store and incorporate numerals, clock hands, a quartz clock movement to easily create a unique gift! Here’s an idea from Etsy seller, Records and Stuff:
(3) Pool Rack Clock
Does your Dad like to shoot pool? This pool rack clock is sure to be the perfect addition to his Man Cave! Easily create this design using a pool rack, green felt, pool balls, quartz clock movement, and clock hands. He’ll love that the numbers are easy to read from a distance.
(4) Fishing Lure Clock
Perfect for Dads who would rather be fishing, this simple wall clock using fishing lures in lieu of numerals. Use any material for the clock face, glue on 12 fishing lures, and then install the clock movement and hands. Would also look great with fishing flys!
What’s the best thing you’ve made as a gift for someone else? Tell us your story in the Comments section below for a chance to win a $25 Klockit gift certificate!
It’s back! Our create-a-clock contest is back and it’s time to submit your latest clock project(s) for a chance to win one of three $100 Klockit gift certificates.
We’ve revamped the three categories and judging criteria for the Fall contest. The first category available for submission is called Master Clock Builder, and will be judged on the picture(s) submitted, along with the story of the project’s intricacy. The next category is called Gift of Time, and will also be judged on the picture(s) submitted plus the story of satisfaction and joy of giving the clock as a gift. Last but not least, the third category for this contest is called the Most Unique Clock, and will be judged based on the picture(s) submitted and an explanation of what makes the clock unique.
How to Enter:
Our Fall clock contest is open to everyone. Please follow these steps to enter the contest:
(1) Create a clock using at least one Klockit product
(2) Submit your clock for entry via:
- Facebook (personal message / post to our page)
- Twitter (direct message / mention us in a tweet), or
- Email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NOTE: Your entry must include which category you are submitting to (see below), at least one (1) photo, and the story behind your clock project. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on September 30, 2014.
Contest submissions will fall into one of three categories:
(1) Master Clock Builder: Judged on picture and story of project intricacy.
(2) Gift of Time: Judged on picture and story of satisfaction and joy of giving the clock as gift.
(3) Most Unique Clock: Judged on picture and story of what makes the clock unique.
Three (3) Best-of-Show winners will be chosen; one from each category mentioned above. The winners will receive one (1) $100 Klockit gift certificate. Entries will be judged based on a scale of 1 to 5. A panel of judges made up of Klockit staff will rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.
Read the official rules.
Winners will be announced and contacted the first week of October. When the winners are decided, they will be announced here on the Klockit blog and on the Klockit Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest Pages.