Greg Wolos of Whitevan has talent, and Furni thought so too. When he entered Furni’s Show Us Your Skills competition in 2008 and ended up winning with his Emily clock. Here, he’s going to show us the prototyping process of his great little wall clock.

Greg Wolos Emily Clock for Furni in technology home furnishings  Category

First, the initial sketches are made.

Greg Wolos Emily Clock for Furni in technology home furnishings  Category

Then, prototyping, my favorite past time. A rough prototype is made from pink foam and bondo to check form and concept.

Greg Wolos Emily Clock for Furni in technology home furnishings  Category

Then on to making a real prototype. This photo shows milling the clearance holes for the buttons.

Greg Wolos Emily Clock for Furni in technology home furnishings  Category

Here is the clock face after milling. The final OD cut will be made after the aluminum is bent for a nice fit.

Greg Wolos Emily Clock for Furni in technology home furnishings  Category

Here, we’re bending the aluminum casing. Dennis Beach helped me find some aluminum in the sculpture yard which we then cut to size on the table saw.

Greg Wolos Emily Clock for Furni in technology home furnishings  Category

Aluminum casing after a little Scotch-Brite action.

Greg Wolos Emily Clock for Furni in technology home furnishings  Category

Making the base.

Greg Wolos Emily Clock for Furni in technology home furnishings  Category

Making the jig to route the OD.

Greg Wolos Emily Clock for Furni in technology home furnishings  Category

Ready to cut the OD profile with the router.

Greg Wolos Emily Clock for Furni in technology home furnishings  Category

Tapping the hole for the mounting bracket set screw.

Greg Wolos Emily Clock for Furni in technology home furnishings  Category

Ready for sealing and final assembly.

Greg Wolos Emily Clock for Furni in technology home furnishings  Category

And, finally, ready to show off to Furni!

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