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« on: December 22, 2007 02:26:26 PM »

For Christmas, I made my Dad (a drummer) a clock out of a cymbal. I thought it would be something thematic to hang on his walls, and also he just has a little cheapy clock so he needed a good clock anyway.

I found a brand new 14" crash cymbal being sold on eBay for $10, bought a clock movement for $7, some stick-on clock numbers for $3, a big zinc washer (which I painted black and put in the middle, behind the hands) for a package of 10 for $.98, and a plate hanger for $3, and VOILA, a cool-looking cymbal clock for $24. (I saw some pre-made cymbal clocks being sold for $50 or more!)

Here is the cymbal before I did anything to it. You can also see the big washer in the upper left corner, before I painted it.


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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007 02:40:38 PM »

I think he will love it! Good job!!!

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2007 02:55:45 PM »

Thanks!! Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2007 03:02:07 PM »

looks like something id see in a high end tredy shop .. what a great Idea ...

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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2007 03:20:06 PM »

That's pretty darn awesome! Smiley  I know I'd love it and I'm not a drummer, so your dad is sure to love it!!!  Great idea!
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2007 03:36:50 PM »

I love to see people putting some thought into their gifts and personalizing them.  You have one lucky dad!

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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2007 08:29:14 AM »

That's so cool! Where did you get the actual "clock" part from?
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2007 09:57:58 PM »

Thanks for the comments everyone!! Cheesy

I love to see people putting some thought into their gifts and personalizing them.  You have one lucky dad!

Thanks gannon! I agree, I think personalized gifts are so much fun and show a lot of love. Smiley

That's so cool! Where did you get the actual "clock" part from?

I got the clock movement from hermle.com, but to be honest, I don't recommend them at all! There was a complete lack of communication from them (they didn't really answer my emails) and I got gypped on shipping! I spent a little more for UPS ground ($11.35) so I could get it in just one-two days since I was in a time crunch, and I didn't get it for a WEEK. (Here's the part where they never replied to my email asking for a tracking number.) When I finally got it, I saw they'd shipped it USPS first class mail for $1.81!! Meaning they made off with nearly $10 of profit on bogus shipping charges. They still haven't replied to any emails, I'm sure I'll never see that $10 again.  Roll Eyes

There's plenty of websites out there selling clock movements (just google for that), I just picked hermle.com because they're out of Massachusetts, and I figured they'd be fastest in shipping anything to me in Maine.  Roll Eyes Clearly not.

Anyway, it's not a holiday unless there's at least one minor panic attack.  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2007 06:24:53 AM »

Michaels and Wally World sell clock parts and are much cheaper than paying internet prices, especially with freight so outrageous these days. You can also find clocks at thrift stores and use the parts from them.

You cymbal clock is neat. My DH is a drummer and I made him one years ago from a cymbal. He loves it!
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2008 11:18:42 PM »

I think this is really cool and looks like something you'd find in a really expensive store. Nicely done!
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