Quick Project: Dremel Wall Clock
Use your Dremel MultiTool to create a unique piece of wall art that is guaranteed to add individuality to any room.
In this project Dremel offers an easy step-by-step to make your own unique wall clock using a Dremel 8200 cordless rotary multi-tool and polishing accessories. The Dremel 8200 is ideal for detailed carving, engraving, routing, cutting, sanding, grinding, sharpening, polishing, and cleaning. The integrated wrench in the EZ Twist nose cap saves time in switching interchangeable accessories during production.
The Dremel Glue Gun makes this project even more easier and exciting. The innovative design and numerous features make it it user-friendly and easy-to-use, with a particular focus on facilitating the task of gluing itself. The Dremel glue gun is the ideal tool for a range of projects, from model building to woodworking.
1. Look around the home for pieces you can use to create your clock. Use your Dremel 8200 rotary multi-tool to clean and polish brass, copper, silver or steel. If you are cleaning brass pieces, as we are here, we recommend using brass brushes. These brushes are non-sparking and softer than steel, which means they will not scratch. However, use brass brushes if you are cleaning soft metals like gold, copper, or brass.
For an extra shine, use bristle brushes with a polishing compound.
GOOD TO KNOW: When using any polishing brushes, always run your tool no higher than 15 000 rpm. Make slow, light passes across your work piece.
2. Begin by cleaning larger areas with the 536 brush, and access tighter spaces with the #537 brush.
3. Mount your polished pieces to the wall using the glue gun.
4. Add a finishing touch to your clock by embellishing the clock movement (the centre of the clock containing the hour and minute hands). We took the centre of an old movement and hot-glued the handle of an old spoon and a knife to the hands of the clock. Bear in mind that if you are going to be adding polished pieces to the movement itself, a battery-powered movement may not be able to sustain the weight.