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How to make a clock from an old book

Vintage watch-book

Сегодня хотим предложить Вам один простой и недорогой проект по созданию оригинальных (можно сказать винтажных) часов. На все про все Вы потратите не больше часа, а результат будет радовать Вас и украшать интерьер на протяжении долгих лет. Итак, приступим.

You will need:

  • old book (preferably thicker);
  • drill with a drill (or thick awl);
  • stationery knife;
  • ruler (better metal) - optional.

Instructions

1. Select a book. This is the most important part of today's project, since it is directly related to the final type of clock. Choose a book with a hard cover that fits the design of your interior. The title of the book does not matter, but it can please and make you smile again. The older the book (scruffy cover, yellowed pages) - the more elegant and vintage will look.

Vintage watch-book

Vintage watch-book

2. Disassemble old, unnecessary, but still working hours (you need a mechanism with arrows). Or buy a special set in the store.

Vintage watch-book

3. Determine whether your watch will hang on the wall or stand on the shelf. This is necessary in order to make a markup for the arrows. Although in any case, we advise you to be guided by the following: the place of fastening of the minute hand on the cover should be located just above its length (if you count from the bottom of the book). Otherwise, if the book is on the shelf (or table), the clock will stop, because the minute hand can not overcome the mark in 30 minutes.

4. In the middle of the book at the required height, drill (or puncture) a hole in the cover. The hole must be of such a diameter that the rod of fastening of the hour hands is safely inserted into it.

Vintage watch-book

5. Based on the drilled point - mark the place on the pages that you need to remove to fit the clockwork.

6. Use a ruler and a stationery knife. With their help, cut out the necessary sheets. Cut until the cover of the book is completely closed with the clockwork. For additional stiffness, you can work with glue the inner edges of the cut out part of the pages.

Vintage watch-book

7. Well now it's time to put it all together. To do this, set the clock mechanism on the cover so that the hourglass mount bar is outside the book. Then close the book in such a way that the clock mechanism gets into the cut out recess in the book. At the end, set the hour, minute and second (if necessary) arrows. Do not forget the battery for the watch.

Vintage watch-book

Now your vintage watch is ready. Decorate them with your interior and let all your guests admire your creation.

Vintage watch-book

Pleasant needlework and long years!

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