Sometimes the best project is a simple project to help someone else in a small but critical way. This is the case with this project. My mother has a sentimental attachment to a stone clock that her brother in law made for her many, many years ago.
Unfortunately the clock stopped working. Testing revealed that the problem was the movement. I wished it had been the cord that would have been easy to replace.
Searches at local stores and internet sources could not find a similar movement – one that plugged into a wall socket. Searches for a battery operated movement could not find one that exactly fit the hole in the stone.
My solution was to turn a walnut ring that fit the stone and that a movement could fit into.
I glued up a 12 segment walnut ring with a rabbet on the back and a simple raised profile on the front. It is finished with shellac friction polish with no sanding.