It's "Wheely" a clock!

February 8th, 2010 in member junk     
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This is an old wooden wheel. It bolts together which is how it was taken on and off its axle. When I got it, it was black with dirt and grease and grime. I spent a couple of hours with a can of Howards wood cleaner and conditioner and a package of 4 ot steel wool and found beautiful wood underneath it all.
This is the back side - just as beautiful as the front!
I cut a piece of green glass to fit in the opening and drilled a hole it the center for the clock works. It is held in place with a GIANT metal washer that is in turn held in place by an old wooden thread spool that I cut the ends off of and then screwed in.
This is an old wooden wheel. It bolts together which is how it was taken on and off its axle. When I got it, it was black with dirt and grease and grime. I spent a couple of hours with a can of Howards wood cleaner and conditioner and a package of 4 ot steel wool and found beautiful wood underneath it all.

This is an old wooden wheel. It bolts together which is how it was taken on and off it's axle. When I got it, it was black with dirt and grease and grime. I spent a couple of hours with a can of Howards wood cleaner and conditioner and a package of 4 ot steel wool and found beautiful wood underneath it all.


When I saw Sue's gear mold clock I thought I would share mine which was originally an old wooden wheel.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Marie Wirth
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, artwork, eclectic, glass, industrial, whimsical, Clock

Comments (17)

fellowjunker writes: Hi Marie,
This is drop dead gorgeous!! Well done!
xojanis Posted: 1:36 pm on April 2nd
SnowmanHill writes: I love the wheel. Good job turning it into a clock.

dana Posted: 7:35 am on February 11th
junkermidge writes: Marie, that wheel is gorgeous! You did a great job cleaning it up, your efforts were definitely worth it. It works great as a clock, glad you were so inspired from Sue.
Midge Posted: 5:44 pm on February 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: How cool is that! Wonderful clock project Marie.
Candy Posted: 5:08 pm on February 10th
JunkArchitect writes: Marie, that is such a beautiful piece and an amazing repurpose. Ya done good!

Jim
Posted: 3:41 pm on February 9th
ninnarae writes: Great project! Love this- the wood looks beautiful- just a great statement in a room! Posted: 12:42 pm on February 9th
shabbychick writes: Marie - tick tock...what a cool clock! Love it, and the wood is beautiful!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 10:10 am on February 9th
nutbird writes: Really nice. I love it because it is wood, round, and has holes in it. Where do you find Howards wood cleaner? Posted: 2:13 am on February 9th
chippingcharm writes: Yep...this is A-mazing Marie!!! Laurel Posted: 9:47 pm on February 8th
alicemom writes: Marie! So great! You did a fantastic job! kudos!!!
smiles, alice Posted: 3:45 pm on February 8th
54girl writes: What a cool piece !! Love, love this!! Good job!!! Mary Posted: 1:52 pm on February 8th
OLDcrowAntiques writes: Great country/industrial look! Posted: 1:01 pm on February 8th
CottageElements writes: Beautiful job, Marie. What a cool piece!

Lani Posted: 11:51 am on February 8th
RustyDiva writes: Great work Marie. Love all that beautiful old wood. I almost missed the tiny little clock face drooling over the beautiful patina on the wood. I know it took a lot of elbow grease ~ the pay off is fantastic! Posted: 11:24 am on February 8th
MakinItHappen writes: Very nice work! Wish I could have seen it before the cleanup. Posted: 11:23 am on February 8th
SantaClaus writes: Your time spent cleaning the old wheel was well worth it. Most unique clock ever! Posted: 7:36 am on February 8th
suewhitney writes: Well, Marie....you KNOW i love this. What a beautiful old wheel. Love how you put held the clock in place with the giant metal washer. Cool beans!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 5:04 am on February 8th
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