Christmas Clocks from scraps

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Project by bbqking posted 12-03-2008 03:08 AM 2466 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A recent forum topic was what to do with scraps. Here are three clocks being sent up North as Christmas gifts. They are made from leg stock drop-offs, planed to desired thickness. Included in the photos is a 1956 Motorola tube radio that still works and was the inspiration for the clock on the left. Believe it or not, this radio has a 95 volt dry cell battery for a portable power source (original) plus a 110 plug in. Nice clocks…made from scrap and drop-offs. bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#1 posted 12-03-2008 03:15 AM

I like the radio and the clocks too.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 12-03-2008 03:20 AM

Sorry the photos are blurry. I was bending over to get them at eye level. I should have sat on a chair, but I didn’t have time to make one. As always, bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#3 posted 12-03-2008 03:24 AM

I was hoping the radio was a clock too! I love old style radios, and find there is much inspiration in them. The clocks are nice.

Thanks for the laugh about not having time to make a chair.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#4 posted 12-03-2008 03:43 AM

Beautiful clocks and the best use of scraps.
I like the one at the far right, you need my address? LOL.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 12-03-2008 04:08 AM

Nice clocks. But some of the wood could have been used for smoking. SO it was not scraps.

Dad had a smoker that we cooked with logs. It was great with apple wood. So I made one and I usually used OAK, because I couldn’t find any apple.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 12-03-2008 06:03 AM

Karson- I had forgotten about your bbq challenge till I read your post. Sadly it will have to wait till after the first of the year since I have used my vacation time till then. Unbelievably, I am not retired, although I have attempted it in the past. I got away with it once for nearly a year and a half, then my wife found out! It has not worked out for me since. I always use 10 lbs of charcoal to bring my smoker up to heat, then burn a hickory fire at about 200-210 degrees. The last 2-3 hours I switch to apple or peach, for a sweeter finish. Of course I eat the ribs after about as long as I can stand it while I finish cooking the rest, usually shoulder, Boston butt, or tenderloin. As always, bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#7 posted 12-03-2008 06:28 AM

great clocks…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 12-03-2008 07:00 AM

Great looking clocks scraps are simply projects that are not made yet.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#9 posted 12-03-2008 05:38 PM

Nice use of scraps. I have a couple of pieces of scrap Mahogany from a bar top I made last year. I think I’m going to borrow (steal) this fine idea and make a couple of Christmas gifts.

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#10 posted 12-03-2008 06:00 PM

Really cool clocks. Goes to show that sometimes the simpler projects are the most unique and attractive. Great job.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#11 posted 12-05-2008 02:30 AM

Great clocks King. Nothing like a home made present.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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