Popsicle Stick Clock With Antique Movement

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  1. littlewolf

    littlewolf Registered User

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    Hi All,

    I am new to this site and this is my first post. Just wanted to share with readers here, a clock I made from POPSICLE STICKS glued together, built in the style of an English Georgian bell-top bracket clock. The movement is a spring-wind E. Ingraham striking movement made in the late 1800's (latest patent date is 1868). I also painted the dial myself using acrylic paints on sheet steel primed with Krylon flat white. Check out my article for full story (9 pages long with many photos):
    http://www.alvenh.com/misc-projects/clock/

    My favorite part of the project was painting the dial (described on page 8).

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  2. shimmystep

    shimmystep Registered User

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    Welcome!

    Great job! great skills. That's a lot of work.
     
  3. Allan Wolff

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    Excellent job on the case. It is very attractive and I like the designs you created by orienting the sticks in different directions. Awesome job on the dial! I can't wait to see your next project.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Allan
     
  4. littlewolf

    littlewolf Registered User

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    Thanks for the comments. :)
     
  5. rmarkowitz1_cee4a1

    rmarkowitz1_cee4a1 Registered User
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    Bravo!

    What a hoot!

    I have been a fan of the one off home made but interesting and well made clock for a long time.

    Yours certainly fits the bill.

    Keep it up!

    RM
     
  6. littlewolf

    littlewolf Registered User

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    Thanks. And when I have some time, I might build a matching table or stand for the clock with using Popsicle sticks to make a top with a decorative pattern.
     
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    RJSoftware Registered User

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    Can you buy bags of pop sickle sticks or do you have to eat all them pop sickles?

    I would hate to have to do that, or better yet, I wish I still could do that and not get sick...

    Very nice case..!
     
  9. littlewolf

    littlewolf Registered User

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    Yes, most of the Popsicle sticks were purchased but a lot were also used/washed sticks, saved up from years ago when I was a kid. Also, if buying Popsicle sticks (sold as "craft sticks"), avoid boxes of 1000 as many are of poor quality and are unusable (60% rejected for 1000 qty box vs 1-2% rejects from dollar store packs).
     
  10. 4thdimension

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    Nice work! I have a semi-antique lamp in my living room made of Popsicle sticks. It is assumed to have been made in a prison as that was one of the classic handicrafts there back in the day. A similar lamp can be seen in the library in the prison in the movie Shawshank Redemption. Your clock is terrific!
     
  11. littlewolf

    littlewolf Registered User

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    Sounds interesting. Do you have any pictures or a link to a photo?
     

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