Time Bomb Alarm Clock

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Project by KENVO posted 01-02-2013 10:39 AM 2039 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project on lumberjocks but not the last! It’s just the most recent on the camera. I started wood working about 6 or 7 months ago when we finally bought a house with a garage. After a few side tables and assorted projects its my new favortie hobby.

This is another time bomb clock, inspired by many of the ones ive seen on this site with a few custom touches. I wanted to build all my xmas presents this year and this one went to my niece. She has a quirky sense of humor so I thought this would be perfect and it was. She loved it.

I bought a travel alarm clock and a couple one inch wooden dowels. I cut the dowels to 8’’ and built a simple case for the clock. I attached wires into the painted wooden dowels with 5 minute epoxy and bolted them to the top of the wood box. the red button is a 3/8’’ wood dowel painted red and it goes through to push the clock light/snooze button of the clock. It’s all mounted on a 10’’ x 12’’ piece of 3/4’’ pine with a routered edge. The box is made of aspen and the dowels are oak. The bar in front holds the clock in, when you pop out the plug and take out the screw you can take out the clock and program the alarm.

All in all it came out pretty good.

-- Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.-- Jerry Garcia

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#1 posted 01-02-2013 11:13 AM

Looks like a fun project!
They look pretty darn good!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 04:54 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Nice job on the clock, I still have one of these on my long list of projects to build.
Look forward to seeing some of your other projects.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 04:58 PM

Welcome to Ljsvery cool KA BOOM clock.
It probably not be a good idea to put this in you carry on while traveling :) :)

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 01-03-2013 02:44 PM

Really love the quirky and fun design of the time bomb clock. Just be careful with the airline security…


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#5 posted 01-03-2013 09:23 PM

Love it! Definitely a conversation starter!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 02-04-2013 05:37 PM

You can see one of the ping pong guns I made for my nephews in the background. I made a total of seven of those as xmas presents.

-- Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.-- Jerry Garcia

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#7 posted 02-20-2013 01:57 PM

That is a riot! Great work! I might have to try one of these builds.

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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#8 posted 02-20-2013 01:59 PM

What a conversation piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 12-01-2013 02:40 PM

A mighty fine timepiece!
Obviously, she was “Blown Away”, be the unique gift!!

Thank you, for supplying the Christmas gift building inspiration, that I sooooo needed!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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