My husband and I recently made a Freemason Wooden Clock from reclaimed wood as a gift for the local Grove City Lodge. You see, a few years ago, my husband decided he wanted to become a Freemason. He was actually looking for a way that he could make a difference in our community. Sure, there are churches, religious and charitable organizations, but he wanted to be a part of something that was in line with his values and beliefs. My husband lives his life every day with the core principle that family comes first. He believes and lives such old-fashioned values as honesty and integrity. He believes a man’s word should be worth something and that a little bit of kindness can go a long way.
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So, when my Lenny came to me and told me he was thinking about joining the Grove City Masonic Lodge, I fully supported and encouraged him. The first Saturday of every month, our local Lodge holds a community breakfast. The men prepare the breakfast and it’s literally all you can eat sausage, bacon, eggs any way you like them, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles, toast, coffee, juice and milk. The cost of the breakfast is by donation. They have a tremendous turnout just about every month and the proceeds of these breakfasts typically go back to our community. Oftentimes, the proceeds benefit our Special Olympics team.
Lenny is proud to be a Mason and serves without any desire for recognition, praise or even gratitude. He’s truly grateful to be part of an organization that stands for the very things that are at the core of his values like honor and integrity and that believes that honesty, compassion, trust, and knowledge are important.
Freemason Wooden Clock
So, when he told me that he’d really like to make a wooden clock for the Grove City Masonic Lodge and wondered if I could make a Masonic square and compass logo for the clock, of course, I jumped on it right away. The clock is finished and I’m sharing it with you before he’s even had a chance to present it to his Lodge.
I loved the way the Freemason Wooden Clock turned out. The clock is made from reclaimed picket fence wood. Lenny planed it slightly, sanded it down, glued the pickets together and nailed a couple of pieces of wood on the back for extra support. He also made a nice jig so he could easily cut circles. Once the circle was cut out, Lenny drilled a hole in the center of the clock for the clock mechanism.
Then for the fun part! I created a stencil for the square and compass and the numbers for the clock face. I then hand painted all the numbers and the logo. I even got out my handy ruler and hand marked all the inch markings on the square. We ordered our clock hands and mechanism from Klockit. We’ve made quite a few clocks and although we’ve ordered the hands and clock mechanisms from other sources, I really like the customer service and the products we’ve ordered from Klockit. So, if you’re looking to make a clock, you’ll want to be sure to check them out. You can, of course, also order clock hands and mechanisms from Amazon.
Here are some clock supplies we’ve actually ordered from Amazon in the past. Please note this is an affiliate link, which means if you click on one of the links and purchase an item, The Birch Cottage may make a small commission. This in no way affects your price and it helps to support this blog. A win for everyone! By the way, if you aren’t using Amazon Prime, boy, you’re really missing out on some great deals and free shipping. Not to mention, great content on Amazon Prime Movies. We’ve been Amazon Prime subscribers for years and feel that it is sooo worth the money. Seriously. This is my humble opinion and I would recommend Amazon Prime even if I wasn’t an affiliate. Like I said, Lenny and I have been subscribers for years – probably since Prime was first offered!
Clock supplies from Amazon:
- Seiko High Torque Continuous-Sweep Mini Quartz Movement
- Quartex Clock Movement
- Takane High Torque Clock Movement with 12″ Hands
By, the way, we have this Amazon Fire Stick connected to our bedroom TV and we just love it! OK, enough about Amazon. Back to our clock….
I can’t wait for Lenny to give this clock to his Lodge. He’s already picked out a nice place to display the clock. We also have a new shop on Etsy and this clock is now available for purchase in The Birch Cottage Shop on Etsy. Pretty cool, huh?! I’m excited about the possibilities. I hope you are, too. If you’re interested in purchasing a handmade Freemason Wooden Clock or any of our wooden clocks, please visit our little shop on Etsy. Thanks so much! Really, this clock is exquisitely made and I’m really proud to make it available for purchase. It would make the perfect Christmas gift, Father’s Day present, birthday present or just because for your special Freemason.
Til next time…