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lulubean
« on: February 27, 2007 03:16:26 PM »

I've had this idea kicking around in my head for a while and this challenge finally got me off my duff.

I started with an Ikea clock I had hanging in the bathroom.  I never liked the yellow but my mom bought it for me and it worked, so meh.  I took it apart, painted it black, made a new face in Photoshop using fonts from dafont.com, added some polymer clay and viola!  A Time Bomb!



I had to add a counterbalance to the back of the clock because the bomb top made it crooked.  If I had thought about that before I glued the face on I would have adjusted the face instead.  The fuse is i-cord with wire stuck up the center and a little pink pompom I had lying around tied to it.  I think in the future I'm going to have to repaint it with some of that spray paint made for plastic but for now I'm happy with it.  I thought about painting the hands to make them stand out but I decided that in the theme of the clock, the only really important hand was the second hand - ticking away the time until the bomb goes off!  Hehe.

Here's what it looked like when it started it's life:
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007 03:18:12 PM »

i absolutely love this...what a good idea
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007 03:31:50 PM »

this one is deffinatly getting my vote!
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2007 04:03:07 PM »

Way cool! I would have never guessed that it came from that original clock. I love the way it hangs too... great job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2007 05:02:16 PM »

oh, my new favourite.
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2007 05:08:08 PM »

I love it!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2007 09:08:46 PM »

Ok! I'm loving this clock....imaginatio n at his best. Awesome.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2007 09:24:45 PM »

girl you rock..its amaizing
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2007 09:44:04 PM »

Hahaha. I totally have this clock. (As does everyone else who went to Ikea last summer.)
Very clever.
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2007 08:24:42 AM »

Great idea for a clock!!!
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2007 08:34:52 AM »

You definitely improved that clock!  I'm thinking a Bomb-omb (the cute little bomb guys from Mario 64) will be one of my next projects for video game themed dorm accessories.
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2007 09:41:30 AM »

just beyond cool  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2007 09:49:31 AM »

That's such a good idea and it came out great!
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2007 12:09:08 PM »

I love it. Way cute.
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2007 12:55:20 PM »

LOVE it!
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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2007 08:29:10 PM »

Excellent! Great idea.
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2007 09:56:14 AM »

This clock is amazing! I'd love one of those!
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2007 07:39:52 AM »

I absolutely love this! So much that I wisted it, even though I've got too many clocks already.
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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2007 09:42:46 AM »

This is a great clock!
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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2007 11:01:27 AM »

This is such a clever idea! And you did very well with it.
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« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2007 08:50:02 PM »

too cute, i love the idea, ill defntly make 1, but maybe ill make it "tick down" to the boom
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« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2007 06:23:19 AM »

How do you get the clock apart? I have the same one in blue and I wanted to modify it, and I can't seem to get the plastic apart to get to the face! 
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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2007 12:16:25 PM »

I'm not very good at looking at the "replies to your posts button" so you might have gotten this apart already and if so, sorry.  On mine there were 3 little slits on the back that the plastic face fit in to and I just shoved a screw driver in them and wiggled it around until the hooked piece popped out.  I know the blue one is the most recent color from Ikea and mine is at least 6 years old so I don't know if they changed the design any.
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« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2007 12:47:02 PM »

Hm, maybe my clock is different then, because I've had it for at least five years.  But it does have those little slits in it, so I'll try to pry it apart with a screwdriver. thanks!
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