Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Stop: Hammer Time Clock Works ~ Part Deux

Previously on Stop: Hammer Time Clock Works I mentioned that "you'd be amazed at the things you can turn into a clock." Prepare to be amazed! And annoyed once again by juvenile poop jokes.

I got a number of cool items from Flying Pie Pizzaria (a Boise tradition since 1978) when they did a remodel. I got some tables, work benches, one of those boxes with all the little drawers to hold screws and what not. There were some chairs and benches as well, but I think they decided to Blagojevich those (give it a minute. Nothing? Sell the seats! It's never as funny if I have to explain it.) These clocks were made out of an old dinning table. In hindsight, I wish I had taken a few more of the tables in the land grab because I really like these clocks and they are made from cast iron or pot metal or something like that, so they should be around for quite some time. And, it will probably take me longer to write this post than it did to make the clocks.

This clock was pretty heavy and had to be mounted to a stud. 
I simply ground off the rust with a wire brush and spray painted them gold. I got the movements (just regular torque movements, mind you) for less than $5. The movements mount with one nut and washer (they fit nicely into the back) and take no more than a few minutes to install. The most time consuming part was scraping off the rust.

Since I'm still trying to pay for my recent back surgery the small one on the left is for sale. - $19,105 Any takers?


  1. I'm not sure why, but the smaller of the two has somewhat of a nautical feel to me. Keep up the nice work.

  2. Truly amazing, son. You have some real talent for creativity. Keep up the great work. Q

  3. I love these clocks! And I am totally blown away by the fact that you managed to "see" clocks in these completely un-clocky pieces of pot metal. Aunty Sharon