Wall clock project

With the PLL 2 you will bring them precisely on the wall.
Make your home look better with a unique clock. The Bosch PLL 2 Cross Line Laser can be used to precisely project laser lines onto the wall vertically, horizontally and at any angle.

Difficulty

    Time required

      List of materials

      • Masking tape
      • Different wall paints
      • Clockwork
      1. Step 1

        Fix the PLL 2 at the right height and mark the two main axes of the clock on the wall using adhesive tape.

      2. Step 2

        Tilt the PLL 2 by 30° to the left and mark the axes for 2, 5, 8 and 11 o’clock using adhesive tape.

      3. Step 3

        Tilt the PLL 2 by 30° to the right and mark the axes for 1, 4, 7 and 10 o’clock using adhesive tape. Then mask the outer border of the triangular areas of colour.

      4. Step 4

        Paint the areas of colour and leave them to dry completely. Then mount the clockwork together with the hands.

      Wall clock project

      Unforgettable moments every hour.
      Whether you want great photos to remind you of your loved ones or your last holiday, or you just want to make sure you don’t forget the day’s most important appointments: Your pin clock will turn them into unforgettable moments.

      Difficulty

        Time required

          List of materials

          • Utility knife
          • Cork
          • Clockwork
          • Hot melt adhesive
          1. Step 1

            Cut the cork triangles out of approx. 5 mm thick cork sheets using a ruler or a template. Mark the centre of the short side of the triangles using a pencil.

          2. Step 2

            Align the PLL 2 with the centre of the clock.

          3. Step 3

            Fix the triangles by aligning the tip of the minute hand with the twelve o’clock position and fixing the first triangle with its centre over the laser line using the Bosch GluePen (align it using the mark on the short side of the triangle). Repeat this step for 3, 6 and 9 o’clock.

          4. Step 4

            Fix the triangles for the remaining times by setting the PLL 2 to 30°. Proceed as described in step 3 to fix them. Then set the PLL 2 to 60° and fix the remaining cork triangles.

          Cupboard project

          Make a zigzag cupboard in no time
          Use the Bosch PLL 2 Cross Line Laser to turn a boring piece of furniture into a real eye-catcher.

          Difficulty

            Time required

              List of materials

              • Adhesive tape
              • Ruler
              • Pencil
              • Paintbrush
              • Paint
              1. Step 1

                Affix masking tape to the drawers 10 cm apart for the application of acrylic paint by setting the PLL 2 to 45°.

              2. Step 2

                Colour in the areas with acrylic paint, e.g. using a paint roller or paintbrush.

              3. Step 3

                Leave it to dry briefly, then remove the masking tape.

              Threads project

              A special kind of wall design.
              Little works of art can be created in only a few steps using nails and wool threads.

              Difficulty

                Time required

                  List of materials

                  • Hammer
                  • Nails
                  • Masking tape
                  • Different-coloured wool threads (depending on motif)
                  1. Step 1

                    Project a horizontal line onto the wall and affix an approx. 120 cm long strip of masking tape along the line. Then mark 0, 35, 50, 70, 85 and 120 cm on the masking tape.

                  2. Step 2

                    Set the PLL 2 to an angle of 60° and, starting from the marks, affix strips of masking tape along the laser line to make three intersecting triangles.

                  3. Step 3

                    Mark points on the bottom strip of masking tape with 5 cm of space between each point. Align the PLL 2 with the marks at an angle of 60° and mark the point of intersection between the laser line and the strip of masking tape using a pencil.

                  4. Step 4

                    Bang nails into the wall at the marked positions.

                  5. Step 5

                    Stretch the wool threads around the nails, using one colour for each triangle.

                  Scrabble project

                  Verticals and horizontals are 100% correct with the PLL 2.
                  Be it decoration, renovation or maintenance: with the Bosch PLL 2 Cross Line Laser you will be perfectly prepared – even when going from A to Z, for example with a self-made scrabble text you can use as wall decoration.

                  Difficulty

                    Time required

                      List of materials

                      • Small wooden boards
                      • Letters on adhesive film
                      • Ruler
                      • Hot melt adhesive
                      1. Step 1 and 2

                        Have the required boards cut to size at a DIY store, here e.g. 14 boards with dimensions of 18 x 18 cm from 5 mm multiplex panel.

                        Create the desired text in a graphics program or have it created and printed on adhesive film at a copy shop. 400 pt is, for example, a suitable font size for 18 x 18 cm boards.

                      2. Step 3

                        Affix the letters to the centre of the boards, and affix the relevant number at the same height as the letters.

                      3. Step 4

                        Glue the game tiles to the wall using the Bosch GluePen by placing the PLL 2 in the desired position and aligning the game tiles with the laser line. Use a pencil or something similar to make sure they are the same distance apart.

                      Wall transfer project

                      New perspectives wherever you look.
                      Diamond-shaped patterns enable you to make rooms seem larger than they actually are. You can use the PLL 2 to easily achieve startling spatial effects.

                      Difficulty

                        Time required

                          List of materials

                          • Adhesive tape
                          • Steel ruler
                          • Pencil
                          • Utility knife
                          • Cutting board
                          • Self-adhesive film
                          1. Step 1

                            Print out the diamond-shaped template, cut it to size and glue it together.

                          2. Step 2

                            Transfer the template to a self-adhesive film and cut it out using a utility knife.

                          3. Step 3

                            Glue the diamond shapes onto the wall using the PLL 2. For the horizontal diamond shapes: set the PLL 2 to 30°; For the vertical diamond shapes: use the laser cross in the self-levelling mode of the PLL 2.

                          4. Step 4

                            For the straight ends: Cut the diamond shapes in half using a utility knife and the PLL 2 with the laser cross in the self-levelling mode.

                          Dream house project

                          Build your dream house.
                          How about a “dream house” as a decoration? e.g. made from atmospheric fairy lights. With the PLL 2, you can build it in no time.

                          Difficulty

                            Time required

                              List of materials

                              • Masking tape
                              • Pencil
                              • Hammer
                              • Nails
                              • Fairy lights
                              1. Step 1

                                Mark the height and width of the house to the left and right of the bed using the laser cross in the self-levelling mode of the PLL 2.

                              2. Step 2

                                Set the PLL 2 to 35° and align it with the left-hand mark to define the left-hand roof slope. Then mark the laser line on the wall using masking tape.

                              3. Step 3

                                Set the laser to 35° in the opposite direction and mark the right-hand roof slope on the right-hand side using the same method as in step 2.

                              4. Step 4

                                Mark the points for the chimney using the laser cross in the self-levelling mode of the PLL 2.

                              5. Step 5

                                Bang in nails at the marked points and stretch the fairy lights around the nails.

                              Tiles project

                              Terrific tile patterns.
                              Geometric tile arrangements are an excellent solution for walls that have to be resilient but also decorative, e.g. in the kitchen or dining room.

                              Difficulty

                                Time required

                                  List of materials

                                  • Masking tape
                                  • Tiles
                                  • Tile adhesive
                                  • Grout
                                  • Sponge
                                  1. Step 1

                                    Set the PLL 2 to 45° and mask the lower border of the zigzag pattern at the desired height.

                                  2. Steps 2 – 4

                                    Apply the tile adhesive for the bottom row of tiles directly at the masking tape, then remove the masking tape and fix the tiles with tile spacers.

                                    Work your way up row by row. Before the last row: mask the upper border of the pattern using the PLL 2. To do so, mark the position of the uppermost tile and align the laser with it.

                                    Apply the adhesive, remove the masking tape, and repeat the previous steps to fit the tiles.

                                  3. Step 5

                                    Once dry, fill the joints with grout and wipe with a damp sponge.

                                  Corner lamp project

                                  A shining example of extravagance
                                  Not entirely easy, but unbelievably beautiful: Demonstrate your talent for design in every corner of the room using the Bosch PLL 2 Cross Line Laser and this copper-leaf-coated light fixture.

                                  Difficulty

                                    Time required

                                      List of materials

                                      • 5 mm Multiplex panel 300 × 150 mm
                                      • 5 mm Multiplex panel 300 × 155 mm
                                      • Three 30 x 30 mm rectangular slats (length: 300 mm)
                                      • Four 6 mm screws (including wall plugs)
                                      • LED spotlight or normal lamp holder
                                      • Masking tape
                                      • Copper leaf + leaf adhesive
                                      • Paintbrush
                                      • Cordless drill/driver
                                      1. Step 1

                                        Screw a 300 x 150 mm panel edge-to-edge to a slat, and then screw the second panel in a V shape to the first panel and conceal the screws with filler.

                                      2. Step 2

                                        Thinly coat the lamp and slats with leaf adhesive (for gold leaf etc.) and leave to dry for approx. 20 minutes. Then apply the copper leaf using a soft paintbrush.

                                      3. Steps 3 – 5

                                        For the “X” on the wall: Set the PLL 2 to 45°, centre the laser cross on the corner at the desired height and mask the lines with masking tape.

                                        Raise the laser cross by 30 cm and repeat the steps – this time masking above the laser lines.

                                        Mask the desired length for the border of the “X” by marking the length with a ruler at the two lower and two upper masking marks (in the example: 22 cm). Set the PLL 2 to 45° and align it with the marked points. Mask each of the lines with masking tape.

                                      4. Steps 6 – 8

                                        To lacquer and copper-coat the “X”(as with the lamp) repeat step 2 with the masked area and if necessary apply a protective lacquer to the copper-coated parts.

                                        Remove the masking tape and align the lamp: centred on the “X” – using the PLL 2. Transfer the position on the inside of the lamp to the “X” using a pencil.

                                        Drill two 4 mm holes into each of the two slats that have not yet been fitted and hold the slats up to the pencil mark on the corner walls. Transfer the drilled holes onto the wall, e.g. with a screw.

                                      5. Steps 9 – 10

                                        Drill holes in the wall, insert a wall plug and screw on the slats.

                                        Fit a self-adhesive LED spotlight to the centre of the lamp or screw in screw hooks for a normal lamp holder before fitting the lamp.

                                      6. Step 11

                                        Screw on the lamp and copper-coat the screws to conceal them if need be.