This little rotating picture frame looks nice sitting on a desk. You can put a picture on one side and a clock on the other. I like making these little projects like this. It uses up scrap wood out of the shop. It's a project you can knock out pretty quick when you just want to tinker in the shop and make some saw dust.
There are a couple of things to consider before you start this project. The wood needs to be at least 7/8" thick so both frames and the 1/4" dowel will all fit. You also need to have a drill press to drill the hole for the dowel. You might be able to get it accurate enough with a hand drill but it will be difficult. The outside frame is 3 1/2" wide. You will either need a long 1/4" drill bit or mark carefully and drill from both sides.
Last, it helps that the wood you use has some character. A nice grain pattern or some spalting can add a lot to a small project like this.
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