After moving in to our new house, and (almost) finishing up the unpacking process, it’s time to dive back in to the projects I still have to finish up! First on the docket is the Magic location clock!
I found a JPEG of someone’s clock design that I really liked, so I used that as the “template” for my design. I went to GinnyLovegood1’s page (link here) and downloaded the Weasley clock design they had available on their site. After some tracing, covering up and re-drawing, I had my own clock design in photoshop with all of the locations that I wanted in place!
For the clock face, I wanted it to really have an old-timey, antique look to it. I decided the best material for this would be brass (or some other type of gold metal), so I tried and failed spectacularly at etching out brass with the CNC laser cutter at my local Do Space. Since brass was too tough to etch with that laser, I settled for AlumaMark for the etching. AlumaMark is a specially made aluminum sheeting that is made for laser etching, and is coated in whatever color you’d like. I found a gold color that matched up pretty well with the brass I had originally wanted to use, and after a trip to the Omaha Do Space for laser etching, I had my design!
With the design all etched out on my AlumaMark sheet, I grabbed my tin snips and jig saw and got to work cutting out the design. It actually came out great, and I’m loving how this looks so far!