You’ll need to move in for a close-up for this intriguing timepiece! The clock insert is about the size of a wristwatch clock face and fits neatly into the area of the main “camera” lens. This novelty clock will make a great conversation piece as well as a unique gift for your photographer friends and family.
The retro design is based upon a bellows-style camera called the Pony Premo which was popular from the late 1800’s to the early part of the 20th century. Sears Roebuck featured several versions of this camera in their mail order catalogue during this period, with pricing between $14 to $18. That’s about $350 to $500 in today’s dollars!
This project makes broad use of the Vectric software’s precision drawing tools and toolpath features to create the various camera parts. Four of the bellows parts require two-sided machining to achieve the accordian-style appearance.
The finished dimensions of this project are about:
8.25″ W x 8.375″ D x 7.75″ H
This free Vectric Project requires Aspire 4.5 or VCarve Pro 7.5 or higher.
Designed by Michael Tyler, carvebuddy.com – April 2014
The sample shown was machined with a ShopBot Buddy PRSalpha BT48 CNC