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WillRockwell
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« on: February 22, 2010, 01:52:57 am »

A couple weeks ago I bought a small windup mantle clock on Ebay for $3.00. When it arrived I salvaged the gears, then refinished the case and installed an electric drive and face made from an image of an antique astrolabe. But it wasn't Steampunk. Then I saw the spring lying in the trash and had an idea. I didn't want to damage the case, so I attached this "exploding" sculpture with two screws on the back, so the clock could be easily restored to a non-Steamy appearance.
I give you...the Steampunk Exploding Clock.


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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 11:38:24 pm »

Very cool. I'm surprised the spring ended up in the trash in the first place. I love playing with those things. What ever the size.

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 08:09:05 am »

now if it gong'd the hour by smacking the spring with a hammer.... Cheesy

nice to see you repurposed it back to a clock again, very charming one at that.

how did you manage the holes in the springsteel?

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2010, 08:09:30 pm »

Now it is definitely steampunk.  Grin

The astrolabe clock face is a nice touch too.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011, 10:09:38 pm »

cool   Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 12:40:58 am »

tried to tear a clock apart once too.. mine went ballistic on the table and left some serious marks..  =S
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 06:00:48 pm »

tried to tear a clock apart once too.. mine went ballistic on the table and left some serious marks..  =S

Gotta be careful with those mainsprings... they'll do plenty of damage to your hands as well...
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 06:04:17 pm »

I noticed nearly got my finger shredded ><
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2011, 01:36:51 am »

... awe
I was hoping for the clock version of an exploded skull.
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2011, 02:22:49 am »

It's a very good piece (of course)! The only thing I have- I say issue but it's not really that important- with is the big clock hand followed by a bare section of spring. It just looks a little strange, going from something so detailed to nothing. The rest of it is great though, and I wish I had one Cheesy
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