Wine barrel band clocks

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Project by PhillipRCW posted 06-09-2017 02:15 PM 1236 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry for the poor lighting. I finished these clocks late at night for a customer right before this upcoming craft show. My wife has a crazy chandelier in the dining room where I took the photos.

The clocks are made from wine barrel / whiskey barrel bands. I thought about using perfectly round metal rings, but I thought the band added a certain history element to the clocks. Plus, it’s rustic and rustic sells well here. The overall design is inspired from an LED wall light I saw a guy make on YouTube, but I figured it could work for a clock as well. I used live edge walnut on the first and painted the ring per customer request. The second is old reclaimed shiplap board with the rusty ring. I cleaned it up a bit and sprayed it with clear coat. I’m getting a ton of positive feedback on these and it really opens up the customization options for the customer. I put in $20 for rings and finish, used scrap wood for the boards, and then $60 for four clock mechanisms and hands. Selling each for $120 and they are flying off the shelf. I already have additional orders beyond what I’ve built.

Let me know what you think.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#1 posted 06-09-2017 05:46 PM

It’s nice when you find a project that “clicks” with the buyers!

You should be able to do better on the motor pricing. usually has things on sale so you can get a motor w/hands for about $7.

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#2 posted 06-09-2017 06:03 PM

It needs to be a high torque clock kit, so theyre a little more.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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