"Dynamite" Clock

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Project by Dchip posted 1035 days ago 3135 views 24 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m not sure who first came up with this idea, but it does make for a interesting clock and conversation piece. There’s a couple versions on LJ’s, my main inspiration came from I gotta be careful bringing it to my friend’s place, I’m not sure the NYPD will see the humor behind this project. Thanks for looking.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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Michael Wilson

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#1 posted 1035 days ago


That’s just inspired.

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#2 posted 1035 days ago

That’s clever. What’s holding the “Dynamite” together…electrical tape?

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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#3 posted 1035 days ago

I gotta build one of these for my grandson!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 1035 days ago

That’s pretty cool.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 1035 days ago

I want to build one of those also. I have the clock insert but am having a difficult time finding the dynamite.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#6 posted 1035 days ago

Dan—This got me grinnin’ the second I saw it—Thanks for making my day!

-- Tom Snyder - theJaz

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#7 posted 1035 days ago

Thanks all. The dynamite is just 1’’ dowel glued together then spray-painted red. The electrical tape is just for show, it was a last minute addition that definitely adds some detail to the “bomb”.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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#8 posted 1035 days ago

Very nice. I too have made this project. It’s great to take to work (if you can do so without getting in trouble). You get lots of smiles, giggles and compliments. Your sticks of dynamite are quite a bit shorter than mine…......I like yours better. Well done.
I always thought a digital clock would make this look cooler. Especially if it had a count down timer on it. None-the-less a fun, lighthearted project.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#9 posted 1035 days ago

Yes I have made some of them before, they are great attention getters. The first one I made was sitting on my bench waiting for stain to dry when somebody looked in and WANTED that dynaclock right there and then. He had to come back the next when it was dry, he would have paid a lot more than I asked for it.
I made several variations afterwards and they all went as gifts.
You made a nice job of yours.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#10 posted 1031 days ago

Love it! Got to make myself a few of those.

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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Michael Wilson

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#11 posted 1031 days ago

I’ve got it in my head to have an alarm clock that will push out a little piston of some kind that tosses the “dynamite” all over.

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#12 posted 1028 days ago

I made one of these, but I lost the “hardware”. I saw another one on here that had little brass knobs connecting the wire to the clock. I looked around three different stores and finally found them at a local hardware store. My clock has been sitting in the “to be continued” pile for almost a year. Thanks for reminding me….
Yours turned out nice. Thanks for the post.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#13 posted 1022 days ago

That is hilarious.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#14 posted 950 days ago

Wow. that’s a blast!!!!!!!!!!! you have a good sense of humor!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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