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Project by woodrookieII posted 04-22-2018 06:22 PM 769 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought it would be fun to build a couple of shotgun shell clocks. So I sourced the shells (both Winchester and Fiocchi 12ga) from the local indoor range. I prepped the shells by just trimming off the plastic with an Exacto knife. Fortunately the brass was still shiny so no need to polish them. I wanted the overall clock to be 11” square which would include the trim. The 5/8” thick clock body is black walnut at 10”s square with 1/2” thick maple trim.

To find the position of all the shells is a fairly simple process:
1. Draw a line top to bottom and side to side in the center.
2. Draw a 8” circle.
3. Where the circle intersects the center lines draw a line. (ie 12-3, 3-6, 6-9,9-12)
4. Measure the 12-3 line, and divide by three. Mark that measurement on your 12-3 line.
5. Do the other three lines.
6. Extend the marks on these lines out to the circle. See picture #3.
7. Center punch these marks as these are now the locations for the shot shells. See picture #4.

Using a 7/8’s Forstner bit to countersink to the depth of your choice, as in Picture #5. Dressed the edges with a roman ogee, sourced the clock mechanism from the arts and crafts store and hot glued the shells.

Was a fun build.

...rookieII





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 04-22-2018 07:10 PM

WOW A BANG UP JOB!

I do think it is great. I will be doing one, probably with handgun empties though.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Sawdust2012

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#2 posted 04-23-2018 12:16 AM

This would make a great Millennial repellant.

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mel52

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#3 posted 04-23-2018 12:33 AM

Cool !!! As an avid hunter, this clock is a real good idea. Great job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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CFrye

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#4 posted 04-23-2018 03:52 AM

Nice looking clocks, Rookie! One question. Why would anyone shoot a shotgun at an indoor range?
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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vividoff

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#5 posted 04-23-2018 05:42 AM

nice,I make similar last saturday:)

-- I'm sorry for my English, I am self-taught...found me on twitter as @vividoff

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BurlyBob

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#6 posted 04-23-2018 07:31 AM

Oh Yeah! I’m definitely make one of those for my Son’s office! Thanks for the inspiration!

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woodrookieII

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#7 posted 04-23-2018 03:25 PM



Nice looking clocks, Rookie! One question. Why would anyone shoot a shotgun at an indoor range?
Thanks for sharing.

- CFrye

LOL. Beats me. I’m just glad they had them! :)

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#8 posted 04-23-2018 06:37 PM



Nice looking clocks, Rookie! One question. Why would anyone shoot a shotgun at an indoor range?
Thanks for sharing.

- CFrye

this was going to be my exact question!! I’ve been at an indoor range when someone shot a .50. Felt like my head was going to explode. I don’t think they even allow shotguns at our indoor ranges.

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jerkylips

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#9 posted 04-23-2018 06:44 PM

“I don’t feel safe looking at this picture.”


This would make a great Millennial repellant.

- Sawdust2012


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