The classic Antique White Clock with Roman Numerals has always been one of my favorites. Not only was it the second clock I ever created, but I have made many of these for customers over the past almost two years.
Recently I had a customer ask me to add minute marks to the classic beauty. And because some of my best designs have come from buyers’ requests, I happily agreed! And I love it!! I made the base of the clock like I always do, with planks of 1 by 6 pine. I routed out the circle, and first painted it black on both sides, and then painted the front Antique White. Once I had the Roman Numerals on, I carefully marked off lines for the minute marks. I always use a 48″ level as a guide for this–I mark the opposite ends of clock as I go around the whole circle.
I then used a stencil to make each minute mark the same size, all 60 of them!! And now I have a finished product for a customer that I love so much I am selling this in my ETSY shop!!
From this I have learned 1) you can always improve, even if something is good to start with and 2) listen to your customers!