PRO TIPS - Making Larger Clocks
How to choose clock hands: A general rule of thumb in choosing the right size clock hands is to choose a set of hands where the minute hand is roughly 1/2 the diameter of the ring created by the numbers on the clock face.
For example if the diameter of an imaginary circle to the bottom of the numbers on your clock face is 20 inches long than choose a set of clock hands with a minute hand about 10 inches long.
Choosing a size of clock shaft: The measurements of our products are based on how thick of material they can go through, leaving then enough space for the hands to sit on the clock shaft. So if your material is 1/2" thick, you will want to choose a clock movement that is noted as for 1/2" thick or greater dial face. The title of each product below will tell you the dial face thickness they are designed for.
Working with your materials. If your material is too thin consider adding a backing between the face and the movement. If too thick, consider a router to remove some material.