Time To Go(Bomb Clock)

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Project by rance posted 06-17-2012 06:55 AM 3171 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my humble entry to the Bomb Squad. Base is Walnut I believe withAsh for the clock mounting. The painted sticks are Birch. Spray bomb lacquer finish.

Edit: For others that have done this, search for 'Bomb Clock' here on LJ.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#1 posted 06-17-2012 07:06 AM

That is very cool!

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#2 posted 06-17-2012 09:04 AM

Hellofan alarm clock!! Nice going…..Jim

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#3 posted 06-17-2012 10:29 AM

And a great entry it is!

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#4 posted 06-17-2012 01:48 PM

That entry should blow the others right out of the water.

Good luck,


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#5 posted 06-17-2012 03:14 PM


That LOOKS really COOL!

What a way to get someone’s attention!!

Just don’t let the Feds see it! LOL

Nice JOB!

I guess the battery is built-in to the clock! LOL


Thank you!

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#6 posted 06-17-2012 04:03 PM

That’ll get you out of bed in the morning!

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#7 posted 06-17-2012 04:10 PM

Excuse my naivete’, rance, but is this really some sort of competition being put on by the local bomb squad? Regardless, I think you should send it to them….maybe a phone call first….one of them would probably treasure it as a desk top clock. They may even want to put a plaque on it and present it to the Chief.

Anyway, great job.

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#8 posted 06-17-2012 04:32 PM

I have a brother and sister in law who collect clocks and have just found their Christmas project.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#9 posted 06-17-2012 04:39 PM

Thank you all. I am certainly not the first do build one of these. No andy_P, not any official competitions, just an off-hand comment. I’ve actually put this in the gallery where I display a few art pieces.

BTW: The clock insert is from WoodCraft. Not the smallest one, the next size up. maybe ~2 1/2” diameter.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#10 posted 06-17-2012 04:50 PM

Very nice, but also too bad, because you’re probably now on the Terrorist Watch List, and they will never let you get on an airplane again. Oh well, I suppose you’ll at least be able to keep yourself busy in the workshop.

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#11 posted 06-17-2012 07:57 PM

make a pot of coffee and put a few of those in the windows
I´ll gees you will get uninvited gest to the coffee :-)


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#12 posted 06-18-2012 01:47 AM

I think I found a good use for some “less expensive”clocks ( ie: clocks with plastic bezels) that I have been holding on to for some time now…I’ll save my quality WoodCraft fit-ups for nicer clocks : )
Thanks for the great idea , rance !!

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#13 posted 06-18-2012 05:53 AM

Very cool idea! Definitely want to make one of these now! Thanks for sharing

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#15 posted 06-18-2012 09:17 PM

Nicely done! This will make a handy travel clock for when I go out of town for work. I’ll just pack it in my carry-on.

Oh, wait…

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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