Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Giant Clock

I seem to have this wonderful sideline thing going on in my creative world... Making crazy steampunk stuff...

If you are visiting from WOYWW, this is what was on my "desk" last week...
A gentleman who saw my installation at the restaurant Steam asked me to make him a giant clock 2.26m big and steampunk a taxidermy Warthog head which he had dropped off.

The boardroom that these items were going in is up a narrow flight of stairs.

I had to make the clock out of wood instead of my usual foamcore and therefore had to make it in 1/4s so it could be manhandled up the stairs and put together insitue.
I got the board company to cut the sheets of 18mm MDF into 4 times 1.13m squares and then drew the curve on them for my dear hubby to cut with a jigsaw.

Then I set about priming the wood.
In the mean time I designed the roman numerals in Corel Draw and send them off to be lazer cut in 3mm MDF along with the hands.

I purchased the nuts,bolts and metal plates from a local hardware store and got my dear hubby to drill the holes for me.  Then it was a case of all hands on deck and under the deck to put it together.
Once it was all in one piece I could paint technique it and add the final details

Here she is in her final abode.

I will document the warthog another day!


  1. WOW what a super clock, bet you are dead chuffed with it. BJ#37

  2. Bella you are brilliant:0
    What an accomplishment to be asked to create all these wonderful steampunk objects . But also ....soooo talented to create amazing work.
    Sandra de @12

  3. very nice. I have been thinking about doing a 3ft to put up in my hall but haven't gotten around to it yet…still planning. Have a great week. Thanks for stopping by my desk earlier. Vickie #1 I didn't have any problems from the shots but still no relief…doctor said it might take 3 or more for it to kick in. I have had a horrible headache all day today! Hope that isn't a side effect!

  4. Wow - beautiful creation! It's good to see it all put together and see how big it actually is.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #46

  5. AWESOME! Wow!! A lot of work and a great project! Dorlene #42

  6. Since your early days of Steampunk - hats and all the other stuff - your life has certainly taken off. I think of you now as an interior designer - you are so talented and must be so pleased with what you are doing. I hope you get as much pleasure from making these things as I do from reading about them whether on here or on FB.
    Hugs, Neet 6 xx

  7. OMG, that is fantastic!! That's such a lot of hard work but it looks amazing, I bet you'll get loads of commissions from others!
    Hugs, LLJ 10 xxx

  8. What a really cool project. I'm so glad you shared it with us. I assume the buyer was pleased, because. . .come on. . .it's awesome! Can't wait to see the warthog!!
    Hope #36

  9. OMGOSH! This is the biggest project I've ever seen! AMAZING!!! WOW...I am sure the client was beyond happy! You rock!!!

  10. WOW! That is SO cool Belinda! Congratulations! Can't wait to see the warthog!

  11. I just love this clock it is amazing and I am sure he was over the moon with it.

  12. Oh how on earth did I miss incredable, amazing work.x


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