Making an Inlaid Flower Clock

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Making an Inlaid Flower Clock

Postby Bishop » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:30 am

Hi guys,
I didn't know that one can actually make a wooden Inlaid Flower Clock on a CNC router until I came a cross this Project in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4JZTJQSHg0
Topic: Making an Inlaid Flower Clock on CNC router
By Stuart Covey

This project is on making a wooden inlaid clock. The main material used is wood while the tools used are those fond in a DIY store such as a Drill Bit.
I will take you through the steps followed in making this item.
Be my guest!
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Inlaid wooden Clock.PNG
An Inlaid flower Wooden Clock

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Re: Making an Inlaid Flower Clock

Postby Bishop » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:32 am

Step one: Designing the inlaid clock in a vector program.

To do so, you need a VCarve Pro. Trace a bitmap clipart image of the flower then add the circles for the points. You will also need some circles around the outer edge. In this case, there are three outer circles.

Step two: Generate the G-code that is specific to the tools that you are using.
Use the “inlay” preset in VCARVE PRO to ensure a perfect fit between both male and female pieces of the inlay.

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Re: Making an Inlaid Flower Clock

Postby Bishop » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:48 am

Step three:
Making a hollow outer pocket at the back of the wood. Before you work on the face,
You need to make a pocket at the back of the wood.
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Re: Making an Inlaid Flower Clock

Postby Bishop » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:07 am

Step four:
Flip over to start on the face. Mark the holes on the face where the circles will be drawn.
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marking the holes for drawing the circle.PNG

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Re: Making an Inlaid Flower Clock

Postby Bishop » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:11 am

Step Five:
Start making the female inlay parts on the face first using a 1/8” Drill Bit, followed by a 1/16” Bit and Lastly a ½” Bit.
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making the female inlay parts.PNG

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Re: Making an Inlaid Flower Clock

Postby Bishop » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:14 am

Step six:
Make the circles on the face. In this case you first use the 1/8” Bit, followed by a 1/16” Bit and Lastly a ½” Bit.
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cutting out the circles.PNG

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Re: Making an Inlaid Flower Clock

Postby Bishop » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:17 am

You will then need to sand the face. This is how the face will look like after sanding
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After sanding.PNG

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Re: Making an Inlaid Flower Clock

Postby Bishop » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:21 am

Step seven: Make the male inlay parts.
At this stage, you can now cut out the male inlay parts from another wood.
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male inlay parts.PNG
male inlay parts (2).PNG
male inlay parts (3).PNG
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Re: Making an Inlaid Flower Clock

Postby Bishop » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:27 am

Step eight: Gluing the Male inlay parts on the face.
Once you have them the male inlay parts, glue the inlays. In this case a medium CA was used. Once it has dried, it is sanded down.
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gluing the male inlay parts (2).PNG
gluing the male inlay parts.PNG
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Re: Making an Inlaid Flower Clock

Postby Bishop » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:30 am

This is how the Inlaid Flower Clock will look. What are just missing are the clock components
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Finale Face of the Flower Clock.PNG
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