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Topic: Ode to the AHA! moment (Challenge Entry)  (Read 2248 times)
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« on: September 30, 2012 01:31:28 PM »

I really wanted to make a shrine for this challenge but oh what to make......and what to do besides stare at my accumulation of "good stuff" until an idea smacked me on the head Cheesy  This is the result of my AHA! moment, when I saw the little lightbulb on a gear (made for some other project and not used) and the amazingly cool clock base that my wonderful friend HSG sent me awhile ago!  Out in the garage I found the perfect red box for it and the shrine was born....







All kinds of "good stuff" contributed to my AHA! moment....
-the clock base from a 1950's clock
-the gear is from an old pendulum clock of ours that could not be fixed
-rusted and painted juice lid
-copper strapping, stove fuses, old light bulb and the homemade red wood box were in a box of junk I bought for $5 Grin
-textured and painted mat board on the top with a rusted piece of pocket watch
-the spray of copper wire I found on my worktable, think my son put it there (maybe from an old radio, TV...who knows?)

Sorry for the less than stellar pictures, I'm a little under the weather and its kind of gloomy here.  I hope it makes you think of your own AHA! moments Grin
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012 01:42:50 PM »

That is so flippin' cool. I love it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012 02:36:42 PM »

I love it! Perfect use of materials!
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012 04:32:55 PM »

This is fantastic!! It looks kind of art-deco. I really really like it. The idea behind the idea shrine was a marvelous idea Smiley.
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012 06:47:47 PM »

What an awesome assemblage of stuff! It looks like a cryptic shrine to a mad scientist or something  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012 07:05:13 PM »

This is so lovely!  It totally looks like a tribute to Tesla...but I get he Aha! Moment, too!  You did a wonderful job!
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012 07:39:20 PM »

I love that you managed to turn all sorts of goodies into this shrine!

The clock workings are particularly interesting!
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2012 09:10:20 PM »

thanks for the comments....mad scientist/Tesla are both perfect mascots Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2012 07:11:33 PM »

This is so incredible! Such a creative mind to come up with this design. Smiley


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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2012 07:39:30 AM »

This is so cool. I like how your mind works! The clock pendulum base works great with this.
hee, now I want a Tesla shrine...
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