|Project by DynaBlue||posted 10-04-2009 02:06 AM||3760 views||27 times favorited||10 comments|
While I have built numerous things from published plans, I constantly see projects, especially on this site, that cause me a moment of ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ but normally I don’t go all Xerox about it. This clock was an exception as a good friend, a Navy SEAL, is turning 40 and his sense of humor runs to the quirky side, making this a perfect-choice project.
I started building the clock last week but stopped after getting the basics done since I had a pang of conscience regarding copying someone else’s idea. I pm’d VillageWood to make certain he wouldn’t have objections (he didn’t) and commenced to rapidly finishing. My addition to the clock was to add ‘electrical tape’ strips to hold the dynamite bundle together. They consist of thin strips of ash (I just finished building Bob Lang’s 21st century workbench and have lots of little ash pieces about my shop) that I hot water soaked, wrapped around the bundles to dry and then dyed with Behlen jet black. The base is maple dyed with General Finishes metalized dye. The clock proper is ash. Everything except the dynamite was wiped with a couple coats of satin poly and there you have it. I was going to add a small aluminum rod “blasting cap” to the wire end of the sticks but figured that could be an upgrade for someone else.
Thanks again VillageWood!
-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....