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My neighbor gave me some exotic wood pieces and I am thinking about making some kind of clock with it and giving it back to them for xmas, so I need to work quick. But I have never made a clock before, what is the difference between clock insert and clock fit ups, also the ones I kinda like all seem to say 1 3/8" diameter, are they talking about the part that will be inserted in the wood, I am a little confused by all this....WoodCraft has these inserts, looks just like the pictures

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2001199/2541/white-dial-arabic-numbers-brass-bezel.aspx

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2001199/2542/White-Dial-White-Roman-Numbers-Brass-Bezel.aspx

Because if that is the actual clock hell my watch is bigger then that...I'm not doing anything fancy, maybe something like one these below...seems easy enough, and he gave me several different species of wood, not enough to do anything big with, but should cover something small like this. But I need help with this clock thing, got no idea how this works, need some helpful tips
 

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Those are rather small. The 1-3/8" hole is the hole needed to mount the clock in a face plate.

The outside diameter of the clock face is possibly 1-3/4" on up to maybe 3". Best if you call Woodcraft and ask them. Find the closest store to you and call them. Don't call the 800 number cause there will not be someone who can answer your question.

When I'm making clocks I usually buy the workings from this place.

http://www.klockit.com/

They are usually good about getting things shipped out, however the customer service isn't all that great if you have a problem with anything.
 

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Thanks Johnnie, checked it out and this looked interesting

http://www.klockit.com/products/dept-74__sku-32030.html

But again it mentioned "fit up" what exactly does that mean. Thinking this might be more interesting then a clock, maybe put it in the first picture in OP little square that spins around, thought about making the middle block with Tigerwood board he gave m, it's a one inch thick board, already surface planned smooth, it's a full inch thick, not gonna need much prep, just minor sand and finish, so would all I have to do is drill a 2 1/2" hole 3/4" deep into it to mount the clock, would that be it, don't need anything else (except battery). Any advice would be appreciated, thanks
 

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The fit up is the main face of a clock. Sometimes that includes the shinny ring and sometimes its just the clock face where the hands and numbers are.

That ad is talking about the hands being anchored on opposite sides of the white part.
 

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I get the clock inserts from Woodcraft for the clocks you pictured. The reason is that they are brass bezel and glass lens. They are a little more expensive than klockits but worth it in my opinion. I can't find the same size from klockit that are brass and glass, just plastic.

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2001199/2542/White-Dial-White-Roman-Numbers-Brass-Bezel.aspx

- Bob
Bob how big is the clock the part you see not inserted, are they around 3 and half inch across, I wasn't real sure, klockit does a better job of listed it's sizes
 

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I just measure and it is approx 2.887 inches in diameter. The reason I say approx is that I may not have been in a direct line for my diameter measurements. But definitely not close to 3 inches as I did check that. - Bob

Also, my original link was incorrect. This is what I have.

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/20...x?gcsct=0ChMIqPWtqL2LuwIVgbznCh1xfwAAGAMgAygA

Sorry about my incorrect link in my original post.

One last thing, I was under the impression the lens was glass but now I believe that to be plastic. Damn, I'm just having a tough night getting all my freaking facts straight.
 

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Thanks Johnnie, checked it out and this looked interesting

http://www.klockit.com/products/dept-74__sku-32030.html

But again it mentioned "fit up" what exactly does that mean. Thinking this might be more interesting then a clock, maybe put it in the first picture in OP little square that spins around, thought about making the middle block with Tigerwood board he gave m, it's a one inch thick board, already surface planned smooth, it's a full inch thick, not gonna need much prep, just minor sand and finish, so would all I have to do is drill a 2 1/2" hole 3/4" deep into it to mount the clock, would that be it, don't need anything else (except battery). Any advice would be appreciated, thanks
klockkit is the best for prices and part's , i have used them lot's over the yrs. best on the hand's and movement's , and also merrits antiques also, i have used them for probly 50 yrs of so , wind up movement's also battery mov.
 

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That first clock in your post is a Woodwhisperer clock. I've made a couple of these. You can get all the info you need on it, including how to make it, here ->

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcYO9Ftkros
Thank you I love it. Mine is going to be a little beefier, making a 9 inch box, using 1x3 and the internal block is 2 inch thick with a smaller clock 3 1/2 inch. and 1/2 inch dowel. Actually not using a clock, but a thermometer/humidity gauge. Basically the same thing and design. Using Tigerwood for the middle is why I wanted a bigger block to show off the wood, bigger thicker block needed a wider frame. I use the same technique he used on the tape, except I us blue painter tape, no residue. I am going have an extra step in that to make the middle block had to face glue two one inch thick pieces, the glue line didn't disappear as well has I thought, so probably with route out for a thin inlay to cover it up, wrapping the block. Also cutting the slines I intend to use my 1/8" slot cutter on my router, but other then that I was going to use the same procedure. Wish you got the video to me sooner...lol...I would have just did it his way with the same dimensions, oh well next time.
 
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