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post #1 of 4 Old 01-28-2020, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Question Grandfather Clock Moon Dial

Hello everyone,

I have a question about moon dials,
I'm building my own clock and want to make a custom clock face. The only thing I need to do this are the metal disks with planet earth depicted onto it (See picture).

Does anyone know how these are called and if there is a way to get one which is a full circle, maybe there is a type of drawing that I can use to engrave metals disks myself. The only problem is that I don't know what these disks and drawings are called.

Can anyone help me with this problem?

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Martijn
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-28-2020, 09:20 AM
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Martijn - what part of the world do you live in ?
there is a trophy shop near me that does all my brass plates.
they can laser engrave anything onto metal in any shape.
if you needed a specific size for your clock face, I would have
the emblem engraved on just square stock and cut the metal
yourself and finish it accordingly to suit your needs.
B&W Clipart is readily available on the net so you can choose
your own personal designs.

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moon phase arch dial.
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Thanks for your reply,

I live in the Netherlands, I believe there are a few companies here that engrave metal too.
Thank you for the Black & White clipart suggestion, I didnít think of that one before. Ill start on making a design that works for me and have it engraved.

Thanks again,
Martijn
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