Making a comic book cover into a fun clock!
How to make a clock out of an old comic book cover.
It's best to use a clock movement with a short shaft because the laminate and paper isn't a very thick clock face. Pick hands that suit your project. You can paint the hands if you prefer a different color.
The cover used in my example is from one of my favorites from the 80s, Mike Grell's Warlord. Don't use valuable comic books for this project! You can check current prices in the Overstreet Comic Book Guide.
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Now the thing about lamination is there has to be an outside edge of the lamination for it to be sealed. So to create that edge for the hole for the clock shaft to go through, I used the brass washer from my clock kit and traced around the outside of that. Place it directly over the + and trace with a pen.
Now it's all set to go, pull out the clock movement and trim the edges around the cover remembering to leave at least a 1/8th to a 1/4 inch of clear lamination all around the edges. Then install your clock movement following the instructions that came with it.