Acme Bomb Clock

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Project by cranesgonewild posted 05-08-2011 04:58 PM 6992 views 31 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my offering to the few bomb clocks I’ve seen on here by SgtSnafu and VillageWood.
The base is 6” x 10” walnut with a roman ogee router design. The clock face is birds eye maple veneer on a 3 3/8” x 3 3/8” piece of pine. The 2” clock insert from Lee Valley is brass in colour to match the screws and nuts. The ‘TNT’ dowels are 8” x 1” from Home Depot and spray painted red. The brass screws, washers, nuts, and knurled nuts are from Home Depot. And the wire is from a regular 14/3 measuring 33” long and curled around a tube to give it the spiral look.
I used small 1/4” dowels to join everything together, because I like to over kill everything I do. It is very strong this way, and I have no fear of it falling apart in my hands.
This was a lot of fun to make, and I’m keeping this one for myself.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#1 posted 05-08-2011 05:17 PM

That gives another meaning to “killing time”.

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#2 posted 05-08-2011 05:22 PM

fun spoof

just a word though

don’t leave it by a window
homeland security
will tear your place apart
before they get the joke

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 05-08-2011 05:28 PM

I have been talking about making one of these for sometime. Thx for the reminder. Great job on your project!

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

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#4 posted 05-08-2011 06:18 PM

Shades of Road Runner and Wiley Coyote!!!!!!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 05-08-2011 06:53 PM

Yeah I like this idea you must be waked up at time !!!!

I’m a fanatic of this two heros : the road runner and the coyote

The best cartoons in the world

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 05-08-2011 09:07 PM

What “lew” said and it came out great as well : )

Question :
Having never veneered before , which do you think cost more : veneer plus time and other materials or an actual piece of Birdseye Maple ?
Thanks : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 05-08-2011 10:19 PM

sign of the times ?
who is this for ? LOL



-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 05-08-2011 11:27 PM

Let me guess: you were a member of the IRA in another life, right? :)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#9 posted 05-08-2011 11:45 PM

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 05-09-2011 01:01 AM

I saw “Acme” in the thread title, and sure enough, Looney-Tunish! Really cool. My dad made one of these years ago with highway glares instead of dowels. He had it in a drawer of his workbench. You can imagine the looks some people had on their faces when they were looking for tools and found it. This was back in the ‘60s, so not all that common, then.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 05-09-2011 02:45 AM

So cool.

Are you sure you have the polarity correct?

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#12 posted 05-09-2011 08:16 AM

I am sure that Captain Safety will come visit you. He did me on my last project. Great work…......

-- mike...............

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#13 posted 05-09-2011 03:04 PM

I believe the larger size of yours is more attention getting. Well Done ! I also like the idea of the dowels, for bottom I used flat head screws, and covered with stick on cork pads for feet.

Thanks for sharing…

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#14 posted 05-09-2011 04:48 PM

Cool project. Might put one in the mother-in-laws baggage the next time she’s going to the airport !!

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#15 posted 05-09-2011 04:52 PM

Still like this project as many times as I have seen it on here. Great job! Got to make me one of these for the office.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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