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November 30th, 2008 in member junk     
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Bill Ding Clock 
Vintage Bill Ding (get it??) man blocks. You’re probably
familiar with these guys – you stack them on top of one another and make
wonderful buildings, sculptures, etc. I used my stash of really old and loved
guys and built a clock facing. For the back structure, I used an old piece of teak wood off of a Lazy
Susan and attached the clock mechanism to it. It measures about 1.5 feet across.
You can find these happy little guys on eBay (new and used) or Google Bill Ding and find other resources.
 
I think this one is going to our
pals Heather and Barry for their new little boy’s room.
Heres a close-up.
Old Car Gauge Clock 
I’m not sure I can let this one go now – it came out way too cool! I used an old
electrical box for the housing, old Bakelite knobs for the feet and this
amazing face that came out of an old car repair gauge for the clock face. I
like the funky hands too!
Heres a close up of the gauge clock.
Rusty Gear Clock 
Gears! You know how I feel about rusty gears… This one just
came together using old gears and a caliper to hold the face I made out some
other sort of rusty gear-ish something or others. It stands about a foot tall.
Heres a close up.
Cookie Tin Clock 
Vintage Little Girl & Dachshund Cookie Tin Lid: Our pal Deb sent
us this old tin and on the front of the card was “Can You Stand It??” This little puppy is giving our Sophie a run for the money on the cuteness factor!
This
project was a snap and proves that a cute clock can be made from almost anything...
 
Bill Ding Clock 
Vintage Bill Ding (get it??) man blocks. You’re probably
familiar with these guys – you stack them on top of one another and make
wonderful buildings, sculptures, etc. I used my stash of really old and loved
guys and built a clock facing. For the back structure, I used an old piece of teak wood off of a Lazy
Susan and attached the clock mechanism to it. It measures about 1.5 feet across.
You can find these happy little guys on eBay (new and used) or Google Bill Ding and find other resources.
 
I think this one is going to our
pals Heather and Barry for their new little boy’s room.

Bill Ding Clock

Vintage Bill Ding (get it??) man blocks. You’re probably familiar with these guys – you stack them on top of one another and make wonderful buildings, sculptures, etc. I used my stash of really old and loved guys and built a clock facing. For the back structure, I used an old piece of teak wood off of a Lazy Susan and attached the clock mechanism to it. It measures about 1.5 feet across.

You can find these happy little guys on eBay (new and used) or Google Bill Ding and find other resources.

 

I think this one is going to our pals Heather and Barry for their new little boy’s room.


 

We made it the goal this year to create as many Christmas gifts as possible and who doesn’t need a new clock? Plus the mechanisms are really affordable and you can create one from darn near everything. So, I got busy this weekend and started checking folks off the list. Take a look:


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, artwork, eclectic, industrial, family room, bedroom, game room

Comments (15)

burningrubber writes: I've never seen those before. That is awsome, LOve the gear clock too. Posted: 5:49 pm on January 12th
1DesignChick writes: Oh my goodness! These are fabulous! You talented thing! Love that you put the mechanism off center on the tin. Love the funky one that you might keep. A lot. And that ole Bill. Wow. So graphic. Too cool for school.
Now, I've had some trouble with those clock mechanisms that they sell at hobby shops, etc (like Michael's, Hobby Lobby); is that what you use? Seems like I can't get it together right, the hands don't move or something. Maybe it's the spacers or whatchamacallems that take up space and hold the "stuff" taught? Um, can't even ask it intelligently. Anyway, are those the "innards" that you use? thanks. (ooh, and love the rusty one, too.)
Janet Posted: 10:59 pm on December 20th
Chovey writes: OK. I guess with my Southern roots (Oklahoma), I missed out on who Bill Ding is????? But I love the clock anyway!!! Very cool!!! And you can just move that rusty clock right to TN! haha Posted: 6:16 pm on December 8th
writes: Hi all! Update...

Just wanted to let you know that the clock was a HUGE hit with Heather & Barry. It's going under the Christmas tree for their little boy Aticus. I'm also giving them some new Bill Dings so he can play with them too. :-)

Thanks again for all the great comments on this one! It was a ball.

JennyK Posted: 3:42 pm on December 3rd
georgiamoon writes: Dang girl...no wonder I don't see you! You have been a very busy little clockmaker. Do you have to wear a little pair of glasses perched on your nose while doing this? I can see you now, fran-tick-ly (ha ha) creating super cute clocks in the lab. I love all of your work..all of the TIME!!! Ain't I just hysterical this morning? Maybe I need some more coffee...I think NOT. Love you, Geo Posted: 11:49 am on December 2nd
junkermidge writes: I LOVE the Bill Ding clock -- and it's new information to me also. But I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the gear clock.
Midge Posted: 5:38 pm on December 1st
shabbychick writes: I love the Bill Ding clock!!! They're new to me too...so will be keeping a look out now - they're way too cool! Great job, Jenny - on all of them!

Kathy

P.S. Can you add me to your Christmas list? :)

Posted: 4:37 pm on December 1st
LuAnn writes: I think the Bill Ding clock is the best. I too have not heard of these before. Will have to keep my eyes open for these. Good job!

LuAnn Posted: 3:08 pm on December 1st
berton718 writes: I love this clock. What a GREAT idea!! I live in New York and never heard of Bill Ding. Can someone please tell me more about them? Thank You!! Posted: 2:42 pm on December 1st
catbishop writes: OMG i love these Bill Ding guys and what you've done with them. Great job.

cat Posted: 8:57 am on December 1st
CottageElements writes: Love this clock, Jenny! How fun and creative. Certainly an object of conversation. You come up with the coolest things!

Lani Posted: 11:47 pm on November 30th
MimiToria writes: I think the wood Bill Ding clock is very fun! I am inspired to make a clock now. I have the components, just need to find them in my messy studio and come up with a plan. Posted: 10:00 pm on November 30th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Bill Ding! That is a hoot! What a great clock Jenny. I mean really...your friends must love you!!

Love them all but the Bill Ding one is a slam dunk to me. Very cool!

Candy Posted: 9:39 pm on November 30th
suewhitney writes: Wow, you were busy my friend! Love all of them, but the one made from man blocks is hysterical. I just picked some up the other day. Love Bill Ding! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:20 pm on November 30th
kopykatkim writes: Your friends son is one lucky boy, that is a great clock. I personally have never seen those man blocks before. But what a grear gift. Love all the other clocks as well, I too love anything rusty and geary.

Kim Posted: 9:01 pm on November 30th
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