Cherry Bomb

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Project by thresher posted 09-16-2010 06:38 PM 3146 views 23 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A devious project. This was a simple design made of cherry and walnut. The center stick of dynamite has a secret compartment with an 8” piece of 1/2” copper tube, sufficient space to hide 10 $100 bills. The tube holes are bored 2 degrees off vertical, and then indexed with a walnut plug. When the stick is inserted and then each part twisted near 180 degrees against each other, they bind against the walnut mounts and will not come out. Realign the index mark and it falls out. It is finished with tung oil. I wouldn’t suggest flying with this.

-- Be one with the wood, lignescent Zen.

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#1 posted 09-16-2010 06:47 PM

Very cool…love the hidden compartment….and I agree that you would probably spend some time in jail if you tried to fly with this…LOL….airport security wouldn’t see the hurmor….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#2 posted 09-16-2010 06:55 PM

I think that gets the “coolest clock” award for sure – neat project!

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 09-16-2010 07:37 PM

don’t be packing that for the airport!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#4 posted 09-16-2010 07:44 PM

Very cool. I am so far behind in building.

-- Ray

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#5 posted 09-16-2010 07:53 PM

Very clever and extremely well done.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#6 posted 09-16-2010 07:57 PM

I see a career in marketing in your future?? Nice break from the norm; clock gives it that retro look!! Cool!

-- GX

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#7 posted 09-16-2010 07:59 PM

thats awesome!

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#8 posted 09-16-2010 08:09 PM

Holds 10x $100 bills or 1x$1000 bill?

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#9 posted 09-16-2010 08:29 PM


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 09-16-2010 09:16 PM

That is the best clock/bomb/safe I have ever seen! Clever engineering as well!
Welcome to LJ’s!!
What’s it feel like to hold 10 $100 bills?

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#11 posted 09-16-2010 09:22 PM

Interesting little project. Very cool. Now I have the Runaways playing in my head.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#12 posted 09-16-2010 10:29 PM

I love it….(PC SIDE) that is going to make someone cry…..Nice Craftsmanship!

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#13 posted 09-16-2010 11:58 PM

Nice job, looks great. Welcome to LJ.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 09-17-2010 02:28 AM

I love it. It is great!!!!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#15 posted 09-17-2010 05:05 AM

Sweet…well done.

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