X-Carve Clock

X-Carve Clock

I started the design process in Google Sketchup. The clock works required a six inch circle. In Sketchup I made a six inch circle and divided the circle evenly by twelve. I then offset that circle by a 1/4 inch. where the offset circle intersect with the dividing lines I place a number. After I placed all the numbers where I needed them, I deleted the offset line. This gave me an even space for all the numbers. After the design was done. I exported the file to an SVG and imported the design into Easel. Easel is a free program from Inventables. Inventables supplied me with the XCarve 3D carver witch made this project possible. If you have a XCarve you can use this link to cut your own Clock. It has all the information need to cut your own. The bit uses is .091in also used HDPE from Inventables it was a 1/4″x12x12.

The XCarve took about 30 minutes to cut the clock. Cutting the HDPE went very well, it seemed to cut smooth and clean. I notice the shop vac didn’t like to pick up the HDPE dust. A quick blow off with the air compressor takes care of that.
The frame is simple four pieces cut to the same length with the 1/4″ rabbet. The clock face sets into the rabbets held in with picture frame tabs. I also held it in with some silicone.
Thumbnail-Overlay2Inventables gave me this banner I turn into a curtain. I hated that old blue one.

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