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Process + Procedure

Materials: wood, acrylic, wood stain (for the head), super glue

Here are the steps I took to create this clock:

1) I sketched the basic idea of the design I wanted to incorporate and then adjusted the style so that it was more mid-century. Once I got the sketch I wanted, I tried to estimate what sizes I would want for the pieces of the clock.

2) Once I had some rough dimensions, I brought the design into Fusion360 and modeled the clock. I had to measure the pieces of the clock kit to adjust the sizes so that the center hole was big enough and the scale of the silhouette was right. I was able to bring in a vector image for the head shape and numbers and had to use lines to create the diamond shapes of the back pieces since the top lines were longer than the bottom, making it a bit oblong. 

3) Once I was happy with the things in Fusion, I was able to download DXFs and cut them in the laser cutter. I decided to etch the outlines of the letters and engrave the nose because it was a small part that needed to be dark. I didn't engrave the head itself because I figured stain would take less time and would look nicer.

4) I stained the hat and feather their respective colors and then stained the head darker. Then I added white paint to the scored letters of the quote on the acrylic to make them have white outlines. I put blobs of paint over the letters then wiped the paint to get it into the grooves and off of the other parts of the acrylic. To finish it off I put wood sealer on all of the appropriate parts.

5) I glued the pieces together using the super glue

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