F I N K B U I L T

Scale model cockpit FPV

fpv
cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

drano
Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste




Make a Ball Clock From Rubbish

ball clock

A tin can , some minor doodads and an old clockworks can be made into one of those swank, wall clocks that sell for up to $30. Even if you buy a new clock mechanism, the job should cost you only a few dollars.

Most clockworks fit nicely inside a one-pound coffee can. Drill a 1/4” hole in the bottom for the shaft and mount the mofor inside with small stove bolts. If you use a spring-wind clock, no power cord will show.

Twelve arms, tipped with 1” cork balls, mark the hour positions. The balls are sold at hobby and fishing-tackle shops; they often come with 1/8” holes in them. If not drill the balls to fit on the 1/8” dowels that are used as arms.

Cut the hands from tin or balsa wood. The hands are 4 3/4″ and 6″ long. emove the old hands and solder or cement the new ones on top, then replace. We painted hands and arms black, housing gold.

– Ron Anderson, Minneapolis. From Popular Science, April 1956

ball clock
ball clock
ball clock

One Response to “Make a Ball Clock From Rubbish”


  1. Phill Says:

    Gee, that’s a nice lookin’ clock. Maybe you should make one like that…