Another Acme Bomb Clock

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Project by Don Johnson posted 09-04-2018 02:44 PM 1249 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of WIL E COYOTE’S surprise present for Road Runner, unashamedly copied from the cranesgonewild version. It is practically identical to Glen’s version, as it was easy to use the dimensions that he had so thoughtfully provided – Thanks, Glen. I also used dowels to fix the sticks together, but resorted to screws to hold them to the base, and another to fix the clock plate. I was so pleased to find that the length of oven supply cable that I had kept for the last twenty or thirty years (‘it might be useful, someday’) was ideal to provide the wires, as red and black were more ‘right’ than the blue and brown colours that we use today in the UK.

I started off intending to undercut the ends of the dynamite sticks to simulate folded-over cardboard tubes, but decided that was ‘gilding the lily’. What I did do, however, was to make a decal for the ‘ACME Supplies Company’ which I think gives a touch of authenticity.

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#1 posted 09-04-2018 04:05 PM

BOOM ! clever and cute as all get out

(here in the states, that’s a good thing )

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 09-04-2018 05:30 PM

As a “Roadrunner” fan—Both the cartoon and the wild ride, I think it is neat!

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#3 posted 09-04-2018 07:22 PM

This really puts a smile on my face, nice work!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#4 posted 09-05-2018 03:58 AM

Somebody’s having too much fun!

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#5 posted 09-05-2018 09:37 AM

Love it Don!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#6 posted 09-05-2018 11:03 AM

That is really cool. I love it.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 09-05-2018 11:30 AM

This is on my wish list for so long time….I have to search the market first with one or two of them to see if there will be some interest -great work on this one!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 09-05-2018 10:54 PM

Nice project!!!
I know the clock is real and the wire is real, and the clamps but but!!!

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#9 posted 09-06-2018 01:55 PM

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#10 posted 09-08-2018 01:10 PM

I LOVE THIS!!! This project just jumped way up to the front of my list. That includes being in front of my wife’s end tables. She’ll be contacting you shortly. :-)

-- Lazlo

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