Friday, June 24, 2016
Clock works including arms
Tuna/Dog food Can
Take the reel apart by removing bolts.
Drill a hole in the tin can (center). Then fit into the center hole of the reel.
Stain the reel to preserve the wood.
Install clockworks and arms. Insert battery in clock works.
Adhere the numbers as desired.
1 Large wire reel/spool (54x32x26)
1 Medium wire reel/spool (42x26x18)
Waterproof sealant or stain
3 in. galvanized deck screws
2 ft. of 2x6 (for optional footrest)
1. Preparing Spools
Using a screwdriver and pliers, remove the staples from the spools. There are two nails securing the board near the cable hole in one side of the spool (see image). Carefully remove these nails in each spool, as this surface is exposed in the finished chair.
Next, loosen the bolts holding the spools together, using an 11/16 ratchet for the nuts on the small spool. On the large spool, use a 9/16 ratchet for the bolts and a 5/8 open end wrench for the square bolts. Completely dismantle the small spool. Pulling slightly on the outside edges of the large spool, have a friend remove one of the cross boards through the notch in the spool. Repeat this until eight equal sized boards remain, so as to expose as few of the bolts as possible. Remember, these bolts are the main support for the spool.
2. Making and Mounting Seat Bottom
4. Making Stops
Cut two 1” wide slices off of one of the spare large cross boards, and position them with the curve of the chair, so that the rocker can rock slightly farther back than seems comfortable, but still returns forward when a person sits in it. The exact placement of the stops is really a personal choice, but if you plan on creating a footstool, place the stops slightly further back than you normally would. Once you have decided where the stops should be, drill two holes in each, and fasten one with screws. Rock the chair back on the stop, and use the floor to mark the position for the other stop. Then, fasten it using screws.
5. Making Armrests