If you ordered a 12 inch clock through to a 22 inch clock, your clock has been assembled for you. Skip to step 5.
What you will need: Screw driver, wrench and/or #10 metric socket, rubber mallet, wood glue (if you want to glue sections together and backboards) and bar clamps (optional).
1. Align and push together the portions of your clock. We have also included marks on the back to help you align them too. To adjust, you may use a rubber mallet to gently tap on the sides to get them into the correct alignment.
Tip - to help keep clock pushed together tightly, use a large bar clamp down the center.
2. Once you have it aligned, attach each board to the back of the clock. With the screws we have included, gently and carefully screw each one in, making sure that they are aligned with the holes that we have pre-drilled for you. We suggest doing the two holes in the center board of each board first, this way if the boards have expanded (due to climate change), you can create new holes if needed. If you use a power drill, please use caution not to tighten the screws too tight or lower than we have drilled as you could go through face of clock.
PLEASE NOTE: You may see additional holes when trying to align the backboards on the back of your clock, this sometimes happens during our processing and is nothing to worry about. Just make sure that the backboards are securely attached.
3. Insert clock movement and then add clock hands (instructions below).
4. We have included D-Rings. They have either been installed for you or sent in a bag for you to attach yourself. You may use the D-Rings alone to hang your clock or you could attach picture wire (not included) to the D-Rings to make hanging and leveling easier. 5. Insert a new AA battery, set the time and enjoy your new Rusty Star Clock!
Disclaimer - It is the sole responsibility of the customer to properly and securely hang our clocks and signs on their wall. We have included hangers for your convenience, but we are not responsible for any damage or injuries caused due to one of our clocks or signs falling off of a wall due to being improperly hung. Please take care that they are hung safely and securely for everyone’s safety!
Clock Hand Assembly and Adjustment
1. Use rubber spacer gasket between movement and dial to hold movement in position without having to over-tighten the mounting nut.
2. Place a brass washer between the dial and the mounting nut to prevent the nut from marring the dial as you tighten it down.
3. Tighten the mounting nut down only enough to hold the movement firmly in position. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. If the movement can rotate in your clock case, timekeeping will be affected.
4. Temporarily place the minute hand over the “I” shaft as illustrated and rotate the hand clock-wise until it is pointing at the 12 on the dial. Lift the hand off.
5. Choose any hour on your dial to align the hour hand with. Very carefully, press the hour hand straight down onto the tapered, friction-fit hour shaft until the hand is firmly in place. In the event that the hour hand is not perfectly aligned with the number on the dial that you have chosen, DO NOT try to rotate the hand hub on the tapered shaft. Lift the hand straight off. Realign the tip of the hand with the number and press the hand on correctly.
6. When you have the hour hand mounted, carefully remount the minute hand at 12:00. While holding the tip of the minute hand between your thumb and forefinger at the 12:00 position, thread on the closed nut .
7. Insert a new, fresh alkaline AA battery into your movement (observing +/- polarity marking) and set the correct time with the wheel on the back of the movement...do not manually move the hour hand (short hand) to set the time. You can manually move the minute hand only.
Tip - use a pen or pencil to insert in one of the holes on the wheel, this makes rotating the wheel easier). Keep in mind that even a new battery can be defective.
8. Make certain that there is clearance between the hands. Also make sure there is clearance between the hands and the dial. This will stop or slow down the movement. If the hour hand is not keeping proper time, it may be slipping on the shaft. Insure it is pushed down snug on the shaft.