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Project by JL7 posted 12-25-2010 05:03 AM 2206 views 13 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gift for my Nephew – it was perfect, he loved it.

Idea came from SgtSnafu
Who got the idea from VillageWood

Thanks for the cool inspiration!

Made from a scrap of Angelim flooring (the base) and piece of Hickory (I think?) for the clock mount and some 1-1/4” dowels.

Thanks for looking.


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#1 posted 12-25-2010 07:46 AM

Just don’t let the TSA see that thing!


-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#2 posted 12-25-2010 08:02 AM

Your fun project turned out great! I’ve got to make one of these for my nephew and maybe one for a friend with the FBI. Both of them will get a “Bang” out of it. I just might add a couple blasting caps.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#3 posted 12-25-2010 08:30 AM

well thats a new-year firework we can understand

thank´s for sharing

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#4 posted 12-25-2010 04:16 PM

Probably best not to pack it in carry-on luggage…

-- Tom

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#5 posted 12-25-2010 07:31 PM


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

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#6 posted 12-25-2010 07:33 PM

Nice….I like these..I really want to make one..


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#7 posted 12-25-2010 08:00 PM

Jeff, I made several of these for Christmas in 2009. I sent several through the mail, while holding my breath that they would not cause trouble. Nothing came of it, fortunately. The only problem I have had is that when people see one of them I start getting requests for more. Bet this will happen to you as well. Anyhow, I am sure your nephew was pleased.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#8 posted 12-25-2010 08:17 PM

Great! I laughed the instant I saw it!

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#9 posted 12-25-2010 08:55 PM

Where’d you get that clock face? I like the square ones!

Great project! I’m sure he loved it!

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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#10 posted 12-25-2010 10:34 PM

Real cute! However, hope the BATFE doesn’t hear about it. I know of a story where a guy had a legal deactivated hand grenade (WW II vintage). The BATFE raided his house, shot him in the head and carried off his wife in her underwear. They didn’t apologize for the mistake.

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#11 posted 12-26-2010 04:16 AM

Is that a promise Knothead. If I make one will the BATFE carry my wife off? I’ll get started making one tomorrow!

-- There are times when a mistake is remembered as your best work.

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#12 posted 12-26-2010 05:18 AM

Hey Condor – good point – but there’s still that “shot him in the head” deal…..........

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#13 posted 12-26-2010 05:19 AM

Erik – the clock was part of a huge grabbag of clock stuff I found on Craigslist, no idea where it came from…..sorry.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#14 posted 12-27-2010 04:36 PM

I love this thing!!! I need to make some for friends here , who would diffently see the humor in it. Great Job.

-- 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 04-11-2011 04:40 AM

My new shop clock design. Always cut the red wire. I love it.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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