Make a Mid-Century Modern Starburst Clock
In this Rockler demo you'll learn how to make this wooden version of an iconic mid-century modern style wall clock. If you’ve got a band saw, router table and a tapering jig that works on either your table saw or band saw, this clock could be hanging on your living room wall and marking the hours after just a day or so of time in the shop.
Outer space, and all of its futuristic promise, influenced Mid-century Modern design. And clearly, folks of that time period appreciated its celestial shapes, because if you do a web search for 1950s starburst clocks, you’ll find oodles of eclectic variations on this theme. You may recall the massive versions made of steel with an array of scary-sharp points. Our friendlier 14"-diameter version is more modest and is lots of fun to build.
WATCH VIDEO: Making a Mid-Century Starburst Clock
- Rockler Small Parts Taper Jig
- Clock Mechanisms
- Tapered Clock Hands
- Titebond Speed Set Wood Glue
- 3/4"-thick Walnut
- 3/4"-thick Maple
- 1/4"-thick Curly Maple