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Fiasco
« on: October 16, 2006 05:05:22 PM »



I will probably fill those holes with a switch and a small light if I can keep it small enough.
In what SHOULD have been a 10 minute project (meshing a dollar store clock with this 1958 photo process timer) I managed to take several hours. The face was much harder than I expected to remove. Two grinder wheels, a dremel, and the pictured snips were all required.


As a bonus, the original clock frame had this brick texture going around it, begging to be turned into something Mario Bros. related.
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2006 01:54:10 PM »

I think that's really cool looking. Where did you find that old, industrial looking clock face?

I'm thinking of making a clock for my dad out of a hubcap using a cheap wall clock. What advise would you give to someone undertaking that project, learning what you did from this project?
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2006 02:20:41 PM »

I think that's really cool looking. Where did you find that old, industrial looking clock face?

I'm thinking of making a clock for my dad out of a hubcap using a cheap wall clock. What advise would you give to someone undertaking that project, learning what you did from this project?

Readymade sells an easy clock making kit in their online store (just scroll down until you see it):

http://www.readymademag.com/store/

Hope that helps a little.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2006 02:21:33 PM »

And Fiasco: Awesome clock, btw!

I love taking things apart too.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2006 02:30:30 AM »

I would get a dollar store or goodwill clock to start with. If you pay more than 2 American dollars for a working clock, you've been jacked.

Second: If you want to make a clock from a hubcap, drill a hole in the center, take the hands off the clock, throw it in through the hole you just drilled, reaply the hands (and/or the nut you took off to get the clock off its face).

Third: Any time metal is involved. It NEVER hurts to have lots of tools involved. I try to keep my tool box at a minimum, but there are SO many projects that call for that one special tool you may not have. Dremels, grinders, etc. Go to a department or hardware sore and get an angle grinder. Seriously. I've made machetes off this purchase. Get a cutting and a grinding wheel.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2006 07:27:55 AM »

I think that's really cool looking. Where did you find that old, industrial looking clock face?


OLD? lol- gawd- I'm old then..

It's a darkroom timer.
Sigh- memories.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2006 02:45:09 PM »


Readymade sells an easy clock making kit in their online store (just scroll down until you see it):

http://www.readymademag.com/store/

Hope that helps a little.

Thanks for the link, that site looks really cool! However, for this project, I'm going to take Fiasco's advise and buy a cheap-o clock and use the mechanisms.  But that site kicks ass and I already have an idea for another project just by looking at it! Thanks for the tip!
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2006 06:32:50 PM »

wow, it would be awesome to make one like that only with a speedometer, no?

well, i think it would.  like for a boyfriend or a brother or something.
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2006 02:38:47 PM »

an f-ing AWESOME clock!
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