Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pocket Watch and Holder Scroll Saw Pattern

You need a mini clock insert Woodcraft part #125116 and a pocket watch pull and chain kit. Woodcraft part #145955. You can find these online at Woodcraft.

Try to do a very nice sand job on the watch body. It needs to be rounded over to make it feel like a pocket watch.

It's best to use a 1 3/8" forstner bit to drill the hole for the clock insert and a 2 1/8" forstner bit for the holder. The holes will look much better than if you try to cut them on the scroll saw.

Pre-drill the hole for the watch pull. I used a 1/8" drill bit. Be careful when you screw in the pull so you don't split the watch body.

Note the angle of the watch holder. You can cut the angle or use a bench top power sander and sand it to the correct angle. That's how I did it. Either way works.

The pocket watch pull and chain kit cost $4.99 and the insert was 9.99. You can easily find the insert cheaper online. I think this would make a very nice gift for under $20 and they are easy to make. The only challenge is getting the watch body sanded evenly and rounded.

This has turned out to be one of my favorite projects. Easy to make, very little wood, cheap and it looks expensive. I'll be interested to hear what you guys think.

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