finally the rest of the clocks I was able to make so far. Also with thanks to Sandra who gave me the link of this great site with handless clockdials, which saved me time on the two I used from there. It took quite a bit longer (and is the reason I didn't make all clocks I had planned) due to struggles with the alarmclock and had to make parts a few times over from different material to get it right. BUT... despite the challenge it was, it was well worth it I think. I'm really proud of how it turned out, although it sadly misses one hand*...
also, the little key I made was meant to be loose and could be switched between the slots, which I thought was really neat. But by gluing in the right brass tube (I needed the key on it for the exact right position in order to be able to put the key in) I - although being very careful - must have held the syringe with glue on the tip too much to the side of the hole when pulling it out and therefore the key got glued in too. And so tight, no matter how I tried, just couldn't get it of anymore... so that just has to stay in there. Ah well, the upside is that it will not get lost that way ;)
*and then I accidentally launched the 'big' hand in my living room during the final process of finishing.... Never to be found of course (did try, hard!).
some more photo's:
|the hands of the clocks above are from watches, except for the left ('Newgate')clock: those I cut from a sodacan and held in fire to blacken them|
|this alarmclock consists of 20 parts|
|beginstages of 3 of the clocks|
|a few stages of the alarmclock|
UPDATE: I have a second hand for my alarmclock! In the beginning of the year (I think not long after I ordered some of Tom Walden after Chris' tip, but the ones I needed had been sold out) I found an inexpensive batch of watchhands on our Dutch online marketplace. And although I couldn't see in the pictures of the lot if there would be anything remotely what I needed I decided to take it all. I knew I could definately use enough of it for other miniclocks someday. Forgot all about it (even last time you asked Chris M.). But when Jay commented yesterday (greatly appreciated), I did remember those hands from last year, looked through all of them and there were even 3 of the kind I needed! So I could even loose one or two and still have one. Not necessary because I managed to fix the one although it was a bit tricky. More than 2 years after finishing it it's finally complete!
I'd like to thank everyone who commented with tips, I very much appreciate it!