Author Topic: Re-Purposed "Cycle" Clock  (Read 2796 times)

Offline Brass_Dragonfly

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Re-Purposed "Cycle" Clock
« on: March 08, 2010, 11:18:40 PM »
This was an old clock that I had for years. Before, it was a pendulum clock with just the frame. Until my son got a hold of the pendulum and it swung no more.  :doh: Then, the mechanical block stopped working and I was ready to trash it.

But then I decided to to turn it into a steam-punkish, re-purposed clock using old motorcycle gears and parts. From the Motorcycle Part Hospice that occupies 1/2 of our garage.   :coffee:

Hence, the Recycled "Cycle" Clock. After stripping, cleaning and painting both the original frame and add-on parts, I poly-coated it, added a new clock mechanism and it's been keeping great time, ever since.    :clap:


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Offline dsquire

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Re: Re-Purposed "Cycle" Clock
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 12:13:49 AM »
Brass_Dragonfly

Looks great Brass_Dragonfly. With a little bit of imagination things always look better the second time around. Thanks for sharing it with us.  :ddb: :ddb:

Cheers  :beer:

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Offline Bernd

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Re: Re-Purposed "Cycle" Clock
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 08:58:55 AM »
Very ingenious  Brass_Dragonfly.  :clap:

I definatly like the "steampunk" look. :thumbup:

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Offline Brass_Machine

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Re: Re-Purposed "Cycle" Clock
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 12:35:25 PM »
Good job!  :thumbup:

It's her 1st real attempt at a project in metal. I hope this trend with her keeps up... I want to build her a forge/etc... so she can do some blacksmithing. I want to get her into a class for it.  :beer:

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Re: Re-Purposed "Cycle" Clock
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010, 01:41:10 PM »
That's great  :thumbup:

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