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Project by KennyBuildit posted 12-11-2012 03:29 AM 2223 views 13 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I saw a similar project here and thought that it would make a great Christmas present for a family member of mine with a warped sense of humor.

Measures about 9” long, 5”x5”, simple Michaels clock kit, closet rod from Home Depot I trimmed to size, wire I found in the back of my desk, and a poplar board.

Overall, I like this project. Next time I’ll try with some better woods and maybe a nicer clockface.

Looking for any tips for improvement.

I don’t think I’ll be putting any more projects up until after the holidays so until then Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy New Years, and have a good one.

-- Half-assed and whole-hearted, Kenny





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Luke

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#1 posted 12-11-2012 03:31 AM

Cool clock. I guess the only tip I have is to cut the hole for the time piece a little more to match the actual clock. It looks like it isn’t quite right but it’s hard to tell.
Nice job and a great attention getter.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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motthunter

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#2 posted 12-11-2012 04:48 AM

may i suggest giving it as a present to someone local.. taking that as part of your carry on or even checked luggage may not get you the result you intended…. i like the creativity of this project.

-- making sawdust....

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HalDougherty

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#3 posted 12-11-2012 02:31 PM

motthunter, Just sending this clock through the mail could be as big a risk as taking it on an airplane…

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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KennyBuildit

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#4 posted 12-11-2012 02:42 PM

Yeah I know I messed up a little on the insert for the clock face, I don’t have any forstner bits yet and am a little new to the scroll saw.

The intended recipient lives 5 miles away, I’m sure it’ll be a blast!

-- Half-assed and whole-hearted, Kenny

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489tad

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#5 posted 12-11-2012 02:45 PM

Thats a cool clock. I’m sure they will like it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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HorizontalMike

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#6 posted 12-11-2012 03:58 PM

What a nice fun project! Good job!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Grumpymike

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#7 posted 12-11-2012 04:18 PM

My son was a very heavy sleeper … Till late in the day … This would have made a very unique alarm clock.
Good Idea and a great job of construction.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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vakman

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#8 posted 12-11-2012 07:35 PM

I second the alarm clock comment…these are usually pictured with an alarm clock attached, because that would of course allow for easily setting the time, so that’s the only part that I would say doesn’t look too authentic. Perhaps, as well, some brown paper wrap around the dynamite sticks?

Great job all in all, and fun gift idea!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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Mark Smith

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#9 posted 12-11-2012 07:40 PM

Just hope he keeps in the house and it never causes any problems. In 28 years as a cop I’ve seen things like this go bad a few times. And even though anybody looking at it should know it’s not real, I can assure you most will treat it as if it is real until they know for sure. I’d hate to have to pay for that responce.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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Surfside

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#10 posted 12-11-2012 08:05 PM

Scary! Lol . Excellent idea.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Knothead62

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#11 posted 12-12-2012 11:45 AM

Here’s how I clean up a hole in wood- I cut a large hole in a piece of pine, mount the board to the drill press. I use a sanding drum where you insert a piece of sandpaper. I put the piece to be cleaned up on the DP table and raise it where the sanding drum is slightly down in the hole in the pine. I have a line marked where I sand. When finished, I lower the DP table and I’m done- until the next project.

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Mark Smith

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#12 posted 12-12-2012 04:16 PM

I saw a way to make larger round holes using a router on one of the woodworking TV shows that looked interesting. They got the biggest drill bit they had and made a starter hole. Then they used a dado router bit with a bearing on it and set the dado cutting down to cut half the depth of the hole. Then they put a straight trim bit with a bearing on it in the router, flipped the piece over, and cut the other half of the hole to match the dado. They could keep going back and forth like this to make the hole bigger and bigger but it always stayed round.

Maybe somebody else could help out here because I know I’m missing something in my description. They did it in such a way as they were able to make the hole into the exact size the wanted, and the way I have described it you would be limited to where ever the dado blade cut so I know I’m missing something.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 12-12-2012 05:36 PM

I have Always liked these , I have a buddy retiring fromt he FBI Bomb Squad who I plan on making one for. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Christophret

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#14 posted 12-13-2012 02:21 PM

Unique!
Well done!

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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#15 posted 08-02-2014 02:46 AM

Very nice. I should post a pic of my dynomite clock.

-- Eloyd

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