Monday, April 19, 2010

Clock Mechanisms Four Dollars

Clock Mechanisms Four Dollars

Clock mechanism kits cost about three or four dollars from American Science and Surplus. They usually take one AA battery and when you combine them with a saw blade and paint you have the start of a nice project. The mechanism attaches to the blade through the whole in the center of it with one low profile brass nut.

The blades are cleaned scuffed, prepped with vinegar, primed, painted and clear sealed.

The yellow, black, green and white one abstractly represents the hot Wheels Racing cars of our youth.

This clock has glow paint made by Rustoleum. You can find it in a hardware store.

This Iron Cross 10” diameter blade clock has glow paint in the center and blue on the edges and the time is readily seen for awhile when the lights are turned out.

This one is about 5” in diameter and the numbers were meant to be created like a Salvador Dali font. To give accolades to his shifting and melting view of time picture. What did he mean by this? Is a matter of enlightenment.

This one was made from a recycled aluminum frying pan. I drilled this one with deming bits to abstractly resemble an expensive milled alloy automotive sport wheel rim.

The first one of these I made from the bottom of a metal coffee can (not shown). I cut it with Wiss aviation metal snips to resemble a disk and scuffed the plating off so that I could oxidize it to brown in some spots. I then sealed this in with clear coat to preserve the finish for life. I then gave the thing that resembled a land mine to a neighbor; I wasn’t the fondest of, who was moving away. Later he told me one of his sons really likes it, put it in his room, and stares at it forever. It is good to give gifts that people like.

God Bless,

Thomas Paul Murphy

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