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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 1312 days ago

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 1312 days ago

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 1312 days ago

well thats a new-year firework we can understand

thank´s for sharing

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#4 posted 1312 days ago

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

-- Tom

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#5 posted 1311 days ago


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

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#6 posted 1311 days ago

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


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#7 posted 1311 days ago

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 1311 days ago

Great! I laughed the instant I saw it!

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

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#9 posted 1311 days ago

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 1311 days ago

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 1311 days ago

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 1311 days ago

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 1311 days ago

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 1310 days ago

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 1205 days ago

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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