The Time Project
Lesson 1: Situation and Brief

Extension Work

1. Design and make a holder for the mechanism at the back of the clock body.

2. Using a spreadsheet show the costing of the project including materials, the mechanism, glues, fixtures and fitments.

Programmes of study


Everyday life revolves around the use of time.
Design a stylish clock in acrylic and wood to go in a particular room in your home. The shape of the clock will be based upon a theme of your own choice and the department will provide the clock mechanism. The clock may either be free standing or fixed to the wall


1. You may use a number of pieces of coloured acrylic.
2. You may use a combination of hardwoods and softwoods.
3. The clock body will have to be accurately drilled to hold the clock mechanism.
4. The acrylic must be edge treated to create a polished finish.
5. The shape of the body must be based upon a theme of your choice.
6. The product must have a good standard of finish.


1. A number of initial ideas based upon a theme.
2. A working drawing of the clock body including the mechanism. This will include a front view, side view and plan.
3. A cutting list of all materials needed with sizes.
4. Paper templates of all parts.
5. A diary of all practical works with industrial processes.
6. A time plan of practical work.

Where might I get help / Source material?

The school library to decide upon a theme.
Examine clocks in your home.
Examine clocks in magazines.
If the clock is to be made for someone other than you ask them what theme or shape they would prefer.

Useful links

Situation & Brief

Orthographic Drawing

Brain Storming
Plastics Theory
Woods Theory
Metals Theory
Drawing Styles
Tools used
Vacuum Forming
Quality Control

Teacher's Rationale
Programmes of Study



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