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« on: October 05, 2005 02:25:53 PM »

I made this clock for my fiance for our anniversary. He's used to getting cheesy romantic gifts from me, so I'm sure he will be pleased to recieve something a little more him.

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The Kung Fu dude is my fiance in his favourite style oufit, kicking at a wooden dummy. The kicking leg ticks around as the second hand. The first two Chinese characters say "Wing Chun" - the type of Kung-Fu he does, and hopefully, the last two say "Kung Fu", but we can just pretend they do if they don't!
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2005 04:00:11 PM »

Its nice!
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2005 07:10:12 PM »

So cool! Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2005 07:51:14 PM »

awesome!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2005 09:32:39 PM »

thats awesome. did you draw that?
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2005 09:35:28 PM »

How awesomely personable.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2005 03:09:31 AM »

thats awesome. did you draw that?

Thanks for the nice comments!
I traced the outline of a photo of some guy kicking that I found on google, then added the outfit and my fiance's messy hair.
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2005 12:18:15 PM »

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!  And I HAVE to know how you did it.  My husband teaches Karate at a local Military school.  It's perfect for his office!  Tutorial PLEASE!! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2005 03:05:29 PM »

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!  And I HAVE to know how you did it.  My husband teaches Karate at a local Military school.  It's perfect for his office!  Tutorial PLEASE!! Grin

Heehee thanks! It's a great present for partner's who aren't into crafty things, but like martial arts!!

It's quite easy, you just need to find a clock that you can open up and take the hands off, and a picture that you like.

First I took off the plastic cover and pulled the hands out. You have to be careful not to break the hands (the clock I used was really budget, so all the hands kept bending!).

If you can take out the piece of paper in the clock that has all the numbers printed on it, do that and trace around it on a blank piece of paper. Otherwise, measure the radius and draw a circle with a compass. Or, if you're like me and can't do either, construct your own crooked circle for the clock face. Make sure you mark the middle.

Get the picture you want to use and work out what part you want to go around for the second hand. Draw this piece separate from the main picture, making sure to mark the centre point. Draw the rest of the body (without the second hand piece) in the clock face, making sure you place it in the right place in regards to the middle.

Draw numbers/whatever around the outside and anything else you want.

Colour it all in.

Cut a little hole in the middle of the clock face big enough to stick the arm mechanisms through.

Glue the picture onto the face.

Stick the minute and hour hand back in (put them both at 12 o'clock to get them in the right place relative to each other)

Get your leg (or whatever you want to tick around) and stick it to the second hand (I used sticky tape on the back). Cut off any ends that stick out.

Put your second hand in, put the plastic cover back on, then add a battery to make sure it all works.
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2005 04:11:15 PM »

Great job on the clock!
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