"Dynamite" Clock

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Project by Dchip posted 09-21-2011 03:58 PM 4773 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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#1 posted 09-21-2011 04:12 PM


That’s just inspired.

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#2 posted 09-21-2011 04:35 PM

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 09-21-2011 05:45 PM

I gotta build one of these for my grandson!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 09-21-2011 06:28 PM

That’s pretty cool.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 09-21-2011 06:46 PM

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

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#6 posted 09-21-2011 07:10 PM

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

-- Tom Snyder - theJaz

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#7 posted 09-21-2011 08:08 PM

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 09-21-2011 09:04 PM

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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#9 posted 09-21-2011 10:30 PM

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 09-25-2011 03:43 PM

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

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#11 posted 09-25-2011 03:54 PM

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 09-29-2011 04:44 AM

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 10-05-2011 08:11 AM

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 12-15-2011 06:12 PM

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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