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Project by SawdustTX posted 04-21-2020 03:59 AM 734 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted a big clock so I can read it all the way across the shop.
Spent waayyyy too much time making this thing.
I grew up with 24 hour time and wear a 24 hour watch, so I wanted my shop clock to be a true 24 hour movement (not a 12 hours movement with dual-numbering).
I love how a 24 hour timepiece gives you a graphic view of the whole day, and what’s left in the day.

Modeled the face and numbering after the Glycine Airman watch my Dad wore for his Air Force missions.
Was thrilled to discover a supplier that makes a 24 clock movement with a heavy duty motor that could handle the big hands I wanted to use.
Hands are pieces from an old broken tape measure. Was even able to keep the end hook. :)
Face is 1/2” plywood, used an old bandsaw blade as edge banding.
Mounted an old Delta 10” blade on the front – the 5 anti-vibration slots worked perfect for the mounting screws.

The face has 82 fasteners on it:
Hour marks are 12d nails, cut to 5/8” long on a little jig for my grinder
Minute marks are flat head wood screws
Quarter day and 5-minute marks are hex head bolts

Face and numbers are maroon & white for my school Texas A&M. Gig ‘Em!





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BenM

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#1 posted 04-21-2020 06:10 AM

That’s vert cool! Love how many thematic details/materials you worked in. Looks great.

-- -Ben, Fullerton, CA " It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are." -Wendell Berry

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 04-21-2020 08:25 AM

Love it… at first glance it looked metric.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 04-21-2020 11:40 AM

That is a really neat clock..so unique. Where did you find the movement?

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 04-21-2020 11:51 AM

great job – the hands are perfect ( as are the rest of it )

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 04-21-2020 02:25 PM

Love the theme! You are right, a 24H clock does best display the circular nature of the day. Too bad many kids today can’t read an analog clock, let alone a 24H version….

If I had that in my shop, I’m afraid I’d be harvesting the hardware. Desperation when you are one short for another project ya know!

Nice work!

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SawdustTX

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#6 posted 04-21-2020 03:20 PM

Thanks for the comments LJ’s!
@Benmac – Thanks! Every project I try to 1. use a design theme and 2. learn a new technique or make a new jig. For this one the theme was obviously “shop hardware”
@LittleBlackDuck – good point, guess we could align it with the metric countries as many Europeans use 24 hour clocks.
@JimJakosh – Klockit.com, under the “hi-torque movements”. https://www.klockit.com/24-hour-high-torque-quartz-clock-movement-bundle.html
@splintergroup – hadn’t thought of that! I now have an emergency backup supply of 84 fasterners!

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tyvekboy

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#7 posted 04-21-2020 04:29 PM

GREAT looking clock. I need one like that in my shop.

If I were to make one for my shop I think I would paint the face with 2 colors … Light color on the right for day and Dark color on the left for night time.

Love your recycling of the tape measure blade and old bandsaw blade.

Thanks for sharing this great idea.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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987Ron

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#8 posted 04-21-2020 05:48 PM

I too built a large clock for my shop but your design and execution is head and shoulders above.
Enjoyed the description and background.

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity

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Don Broussard

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#9 posted 04-21-2020 06:07 PM

Great shop project! The thematic use of shop items on purpose is grand. I use 24-hr time as well, but I was not aware that a 24-hour movement was available. Another project going on the To Do List.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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BigAl98

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#10 posted 04-21-2020 06:45 PM

Love it. As someone said, a metric clock..LOL….great name. Didn’t know that military time was metric….although it is zulu time.

Sorry BTW, great clock…looks techy…put it on Etsy, replace blade and hands with Harley-Davidson cycle with lighting bolt hands and I think you’ll make sales at $150 per.

-- Al,Midwest -To thine own self be true

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SawdustTX

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#11 posted 04-21-2020 08:01 PM

@tyvekboy – left and right paint would indicate am/pm, I’ve also seen top half dark and bottom half white to match the daylight/darkness through a day.
@BigA198 – Bet you’re right. I actually told me wife this was so fun I might make clocks as a side gig. For a motorcycle, replace the tablesaw blade with a sprocket, edge banding could be a chain. For an airplane version, use rivets instead of screws, make the face a compass. Lots of cool options!
The “metric time” point is interesting. Metric really means based on tens. So metric time would have 10 hours in a day, and instead of 60 minutes there would be 100 minutes. But, from a cultural context, many of the countries that use the metric system (like most of Europe), also use 24 hour clocks, so I think it creates a perception of 24 hour time as metric.

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clieb91

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#12 posted 04-21-2020 09:03 PM

Very cool!
Love the 24 hour movement.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 04-21-2020 10:04 PM

The “metric time” point is interesting. Metric really means based on tens…
- SawdustTX


You’re right about the tens, Sawdust...

Sorry about my “quip” against your imperial regime. My lifelong quest is to get all you Yankees converted to metric and what better place to start than LJ.
Years ago I got rid of all my imperial workshop equipment and unfortunately the more stuff I buy from the states, the more I have to revert back to that bleeding divide by 1/16” maths…

To exacerbate my chagrin against the imperial system, Windows will not accept the inch (“) symbol in file names… I blame that Gates fellow…and he’s an imperial Yankee!

Still, I love the 24 hours… a days seems longer to fit in all those projects we haven’t got enoug hours in the day for…
At one stage I set my day to 36 hours, just to have more time in the workshop.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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splintergroup

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#14 posted 04-21-2020 10:07 PM



Years ago I got rid of all my imperial workshop equipment and unfortunatelly the more I buy stuff from the states the more I have to revert back to that bleeding divide by 1/64” maths…

- LittleBlackDuck

Allright! Break out those drill bits and show us the sizes!

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LittleBlackDuck

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#15 posted 04-21-2020 11:42 PM



Allright! Break out those drill bits and show us the sizes!
- splintergroup

Some of my metric sets,

Note the cloth draped over the right hand side of the picture above… It’s to hide my embarrassing imperial set…

I use my size translator on my other imperial bullet point set,

Fortunately The Wood Whisperer was civilised enough to provide a metric set in his wood threading kits,

All the T & J plans are in imperial and my dictionary has trouble translating 7/64ths. to metric.

I’ve showed you mine, now you show me yours.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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