How to make a clock from ice cream sticks
If suddenly you are a lover of eskimo on a stick, then do not rush to throw the last one out. By accumulating such sticks, you can create stunning beauty. For example, as in today's project - the original watch. Such chronometers of time will perfectly fit into your interior design of handmade.
You will need:
- sticks from an eskimo (well, or another ice cream);
- beads (color on request);
- unnecessary CD-ROM;
- a cover from a plastic bottle;
- clockwork with arrows;
- strong thread (lashing);
- Super glue;
- a drill (screwdriver).
1. The project uses 44 sticks of ice cream and about 84 beads, but you can choose the amount of both, and at your own discretion.
2 Take one stick and make 2 holes on it. One hole should be located at the edge (approximately 5 mm from the edge). The second hole should be about 20 mm. from the other side.
3. Use the chopstick prepared in the previous step as a template. Collect the Sticks with a pile, and place the template on top so that you can see where to drill the holes.
4. When you drill all the holes, take a strong thread and beads, and then proceed to assembly. Simply thread the thread into the hole (which is farther from the edge), plant a pair of beads, and then wear the next stick.
5. Through the lower holes (which are closer to the edge of the stick), also pass a strong thread.
6. To create a smooth circle, and to control the required length of the structure, use the lid from the plastic bottle. Just place it in the center, and on the contour lay the assembled structure of the rods.
7. When the required length is collected, thread the ends of the threads through the corresponding holes of the first and last stick (as shown in the figure).
8. Tighten securely so that the first and last wand are tightly pressed against each other. Fix all this with a few knots. And the nodules should be located on the side of the clock, which will be the rear in the future.
9. Take the stopper from the plastic bottle and drill a hole in its center. The hole must correspond (or be slightly larger) the size of the pin on the clockwork.
10. Insert the plug with the hole into the previously assembled structure. Note that the flat side of the plug with the hole must be on the front side. It is desirable to glue the plug to give the stiffness of the entire structure.
11. On the back of the watch, glue the CD, as shown in the figure below. This operation is fundamental in ensuring the rigidity of the entire structure. But be careful with glue, do not blurt much, otherwise the watch will lose its graceful appearance. It is best to glue along the circumference in a place where the sticks fit most closely to each other.
12. Using super-glue, glue the quartz mechanism to the CD. Note that the clock pin should protrude from the other side.
13. Set the hour, minute and second hands.
14. All is ready! It remains to install the batteries and hang the clock in the right place. Now they will please the eye and remind you of what you are skilled craftsmen and masters.
Alternatively, you can use the design as a stand (without a clockwork mechanism).