To make a working dollhouse clock, you can follow these steps:
Gather materials: You will need a clock mechanism, clock hands, clock face, a battery, a drill or drill bit, a drill press or hand drill, a saw or cutting tool, sandpaper or sanding block, glue, and a small piece of wood to serve as the base for the clock.
Cut the base to size: Cut the small piece of wood to size so that it fits within the dollhouse you are working on.
Drill a hole for the clock mechanism: Use a drill or drill bit to create a hole in the center of the base that is the same size as the clock mechanism's shaft.
Install the clock mechanism: Put the clock mechanism into the hole, making sure it is centered and level. Secure the mechanism in place with glue.
Attach the clock hands: Place the clock hands onto the clock mechanism's shaft and secure them in place with the provided nut or locking mechanism.
Install the clock face: Glue the clock face to the front of the base.
Install the battery: Put the battery into the clock mechanism, making sure it is properly oriented.
Test the clock: Turn the clock mechanism on and make sure it runs smoothly and keeps accurate time. If necessary, adjust the clock hands to the correct time.
Finish the clock: Sand any rough edges or surfaces, then paint or finish the clock as desired to match the dollhouse.
These steps can vary slightly depending on the specific clock mechanism you use, but these guidelines should help you make a working dollhouse clock.