Vintage 78 Record Clock

June 10th, 2009 in member junk     
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Here are the first of my two projects I created for the Record Contributors Challenge: A clock made from a old 78 and an up-cycled clock mechanism & hands.
Sue sent us a variety of records (45s, LPs & 78s) and for this project I went right to the 78 because they are smaller than an LP and usually a little thicker/heavier. I also liked this ones label.
I up-cycled a clock mechanism I pulled from a garage sale clock and spray painted the hands silver and the second hand black so the would both pop off the red label.
The clock backs usually have a hanger built in but I wanted this one to be a bit more special so I crafted a little stand out of an old cast iron receipt holder and marching band music holder.
Here’s a shot of some of the recent garage sale clocks. Quick Tip: I always carry an extra AA battery when I go junkin’ so I can test the clocks I find and make sure they work when I get them back to my lab.
Here are the first of my two projects I created for the Record Contributors Challenge: A clock made from a old 78 and an up-cycled clock mechanism & hands.
Sue sent us a variety of records (45s, LPs & 78s) and for this project I went right to the 78 because they are smaller than an LP and usually a little thicker/heavier. I also liked this ones label.

Here are the first of my two projects I created for the Record Contributor's Challenge: A clock made from a old 78 and an up-cycled clock mechanism & hands.

Sue sent us a variety of records (45's, LP's & 78's) and for this project I went right to the 78 because they are smaller than an LP and usually a little thicker/heavier. I also liked this one's label.


Here are the first of my two projects I created for the Record Contributor's Earth Day Challenge.

Clocks are a simple project to make and the more unique the better!

 



Pattern or design used: JMS Contributor's Challenge
posted in: member junk, artwork, eclectic, industrial, whimsical, family room, bedroom, black, office, game room, mod

Comments (12)

CottageElements writes: Love your clocks, Jenny. Never thought to look for parts at garage sales. I, too, love the stand you put it in. Awesome job, as usual!

Lani Posted: 9:40 pm on June 16th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Very clever with the stand! Love the whole music theme.

I'll be garage sale-ing this weekend and will be bringing a AA battery along...thanks for the tip!
Candy Posted: 6:57 am on June 12th
suewhitney writes: Awesome project, Jenny K.! Love the stand...perfect touch.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 3:48 pm on June 11th
alicemom writes: Jenny you are such a clever bird! I always love all your ideas. The battery is really smart thinking!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:27 am on June 11th
JunkArchitect writes: Jenny,
It looks so cool mounted on the stand that it should be the trophy that’s given away at one of the “music awards”.

Jim
Posted: 9:12 am on June 11th
ALVN writes: Nice work! Wow! Love that clever idea for a stand. And carrying a battery along? Simple but brilliant. A true junker you are! I love those top two clocks in the last photo!! Great finds!

Amy Posted: 9:34 pm on June 10th
TinTinJunkFan writes: This is wonderful, I love all the projects posted using old records! Posted: 6:47 pm on June 10th
fellowjunker writes: Jenny,
Very cute..........love this idea, and I especially love the little stand you created!!!
xojanis Posted: 6:45 pm on June 10th
oldnews writes: I love the little music stand it sits on, that totally makes it! Kudos! Marie Posted: 5:44 pm on June 10th
shabbychick writes: Jenny - You "rock around the clock" on this one! Love your clock and the little stand too! :)

Also - great tip on taking a battery along while used clock shopping!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 4:40 pm on June 10th
georgiamoon writes: J.K.You did good! I really love that you put it on a stand although I think it would look just as good on a wall. Either way it is a cool idea and something that would look great in any room. My brother would LOVE this...I may have to buy it for his birthday, whaddya say, Geo Posted: 3:07 pm on June 10th
monakent writes: Nice little number, Jenny!!!

My favorite Aunt gave me her 78 record collection many years ago. I have always wanted to do something special with them. Guess I may have to do a similar project with my favorite 78. The only problem is, I LOVE both songs on the 78 (Side one: "Poco Loco in the Coco" - a silly little song that I still find myself singing; Side two: "If I Knew You Were Coming (I'd a Baked a Cake)").

Good suggestion about bringing a AA battery with you on your hunts. Super idea.

Love your little stand for your clock. Adds much to the piece. gailmarie
Posted: 2:36 pm on June 10th
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