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« on: December 23, 2004 07:55:01 PM »

I made a record clock for a friend's birthday over the summer, and started a small obsession.  This is the second in the clock series (I don't currently have a picture of the first).  I made this for my newspaper editor sister and she loves it.  I'm pretty impressed with how it came out, even though it's very simple.  I have several more Reader's Digest books (you can see my story about them here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=20622.0, along with 2 book clutches) and many more clock parts, so I think there will be several more of these in the near future.

It stands on it's own and keeps perfect time (and my smartie sister doesn't need numbers).  I would love to hear and see new ideas for the book clocks.
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2004 08:25:32 PM »

that (and your clutches) look awesome. Your final products make it look easy, which im sure its not.  Grin
Anyway, to get the clock into the book, did you just drill a small hole?
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2004 08:39:28 PM »

Drill?  Ha!  I measured and cut out a square hole in the first 1/3 of the pages with an exacto knife.  I also used the exacto to make the whole in the cover. The rest of the book is unmarred.  I have a picture of the inside, I didn't upload it, but I will if desired.

Thank you!  These are my first big posts to craftster and I'm always nervous about showing off projects.

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2004 12:49:15 PM »

Here is the inside of the book, if you need a better idea of how it was done.

I cut a notch out with an exacto knife and fit the clock movement inside.  I also rubber cemented the outside edges of the pages so they would stay together.  The rest of the pages are free though, which help it stand, and make it look like a regular book.

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2004 03:17:13 PM »

I really like the purses and the clock. You have some really neat ideas! Great work.
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2005 08:03:40 PM »

This is really awesome Smiley Though very sacreligious, so I probably won't ever do that to a book, but really awesome non the less Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2005 11:21:33 PM »

Ooh!  I love!  And I wouldn't feel bad about ripping up a book if it were a math one.  Wink
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2005 04:45:52 PM »

I think the reader's digest are so great for this kind of thing, cause they have such beautiful covers, but are totally worthless literature-wise, for being abridged....do you happen to have a resource?  Thriftstores in my area never have them  Undecided

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2005 06:47:07 PM »

About these old Reader's Digests... I can only say that the library I work at keeps a small used book store to sell discards and donations and there are probably 100 old RD condensed novels that we can't even give away because no one wants them- it seems that readers don't want the condensed stories and whoever does read them has them... so that's a good place to check in your town. (and even if you've been in your library and haven't noticed a sale, it's worth asking.. we get TONS of them donated)

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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2005 08:40:23 PM »

I would love you forever and a week if you could E-mail me a tutorial. I need a new clock and I would love to learn how to make random clocklike stuff. Smiley TheseArlingtonEyes@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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