Sunday, December 12, 2010

Vinyl Album Clock Tutorial

Last February my husband and I made a trip to London
(I know what you're thinking...and yes, it was FREEZING). 
While there, I happened across this cool little stand in one of the outdoor markets selling these Vinyl Album Clocks for 55 bucks!!! 
The only way I would spend 55 dollars on a clock is if every hour it popped out fresh bacon. And I'm not talking Canadian Bacon
So I made one 
It was easy, and I found all the parts around my house 
It's the perfect gift for Dad...or that weird brother who locks himself in his room and listens to Metallica all night long.
Vinyl Album Clock Tutorial

 Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20 minutes
Cost: $5 (unless you already have the parts...)
Fun-ness: You have no idea...

Materials Needed:
Old Clock (or parts from Michael's)
Old Record
Glue Gun
Spray Paint

Step 1: Take apart the clock
Taking apart a clock (especially an ikea one) is not a science. I used a hammer...and a screwdriver, and broke the plastic cover until it came off. I then pulled off the clock hands, and pulled the motor off of the back. Just be careful not to bend the clock hands (or at least bend them back if you do. 


Step 2: Spray Paint the Hands
Grab the hour and minute hand, and spray paint both sides. Allow to dry for at least 10 minutes.

Step 3: Level and Glue the motor onto the record
Put your record in the position you would like to see on the wall (check to make sure the words are all straight). I used a level for this step. Place your motor on the back, and use a level to make sure if that is in the right position. Once you are satisfied with the position, glue the motor into place. 


Step 4: Put the hands back onto the clock
Make sure to place all hands at the "12" spot, so they will meet back up. You can now set the clock to the right time

And that's it my friend! 
Great gift for the music lover (or weird brother) in your family :)
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