Dang near forgot I had the thing, also forgot I had this clock, found it in a dumpster months ago during the chill of winter, tossed it in an outdoor storage box and rediscovered it last weekend.
I grabbed it mostly for the movement, the whole face was peeling off. As I was taking off the movement I figured, why not try to repurpose it with another face. After spinning through some ideas, I decided to do a CNC pen design.
Used some glossy paper, was worried about ink bleed. Design came out acceptable, all the pockets I colored by hand and also retraced much of it with a paint pen, pen was fairly weak on the gloss. Also used a silver paint pen for the blade ... As you can tell, in designs like this I like to make the central design as large as possible, therefore I sacrifice the numerals. Don't always do that but with this union design, I do. Would have been considerably smaller with 12 numbers, and this clock, though functional, is more eye candy than anything.
All in all pretty happy with it, basically turned scrap into a useful object, could see getting $40 out of it as well, though often I will donate stuff like this for union charity raffles we have sometimes for sick members ect. Have more clocks like this I am going to breathe new life into, I used 3M adhesive spray to tack it down [Didn't quite cut the circle large enough, should have pen plotted a circle but I didn't and came up short eyeballing it].
A quality CNC plotter pen setup should be in everyones kit IMO.
- Clock face was FUBAR, I have seen others like this and actually passed on them, I'll be scooping them up from now on. At first I was going to scrape off everything then figured there was no use, what was left was stuck very good so I just glued on top of that.
- Looks great from a distance, lots of flaws up close - Gloss paper is not easy to work with, will probably try another type next time. With the 3M spray on adhesive you had better make sure you have it lined up right the 1st time, once the surfaces touch they bond instantly. I was worried about glue soak, another reason I decided to use gloss paper.