Death Star Clock - Limited tools
You don't need to have expensive big tools like a table saw or band saw or even a scroll saw to make some cool fun projects. The jigsaw is a versatile tool and if you take your time you can achieve some good results.
I used MDF and in hindsight this project may have been better if I used real wood, but that is what I found and had laying around my shop.
I stuck the template with spray adhesive as normal. I proceeded to cut out with the jigsaw using a very fine blade. It was actually a metal cutting blade. I took my time and to cut the shape out. And followed this up with filing and sanding.
I cut the backer piece out, again using the jigsaw. Clamping a hand held belt sander to my bench and use this to sand the backer piece, but if you cut more precisely than I did you can probably get away with orbital sander.
I then realise I didn't mark the centre for where the clock will be, so using a simple centre finding jig I find and mark the centre and drill this in both pieces.
I use a rotary tool to carve the super laser dish of the Deathstar, You can easily hand carve this if you have any carving tools, since I didn't I use my rotary tool.
I then cut the trench out using the jigsaw again making it into two halves. I the needed to cut a pocket for the clock to poke through on the back piece and again I drilled the starter holes and used the jigsaw to cut this out. On the actual Deathstar I need to chisel out another pocket so the clock would fit nicely and so the arbor could reach through.
Gluing the two halves on to the back piece and clamping I let dry... and once dry using acrylic paint gave some colour and gave a final coating of spray lacquer.
Using hot glue to set the clock mechanism in place and attaching the hands, insert battery and then hung...