How many times have I forgotten the amount of work that goes into various details of whatever project on which I happen to be working? Almost always. For whatever reason, I never seem to remember that detail work requires copious amounts of time and and an endless supply of patience. This clock for instance; someone commissioned me to build it. (I had built another one several years ago.) I glibly agreed that it could be easily completed in two weeks, forgetting, of course, all the precise detail work and steps required to properly assemble said clock. Precise means exact; if one aspect of this clock is even slightly off, then the whole thing is useless. I had to ask "the commissioner" for more time to complete the clock.
The face of the clock is an old saw blade. The frame around it is copper tubing. And there is an old gas valve attached to the top of the frame.