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I am so sorry for the very long gap in posting. Today I have some pictures from a very cool item that has been waiting to be put together for a long time. An alarm clock!

This one is really a half tutorial. Here's the beginning:
http://kotisivu.surffi.net/~nukke/kello.html

In the beginning, I took all my pieces and spray painted them. This really helped, because when I opened the uncompleted pieces, the part of the copper tube which hadn't been sprayed had turned green :)

Instead of a metal sheet, I cut to size (using a copper tube cutter), a piece of scrap copper tube. 
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Also, instead of gluing the paper fastener tops to the copper tube by dowels (like the link says), I hot glue gunned it directly to the copper tube. Also, instead of driving the nail through the copper tube (which would almost be impossible), I cut it to size, added a great big glob of hot glue, and pushed into place. (Please be very careful with large globs of hot glue as they won't dry as fast as normal.)
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For the feet, I just laid two strips of hot glue across the bottom of the copper tube. 
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See the green?
Finally, I drew a clock face and needles with my good old pen. I pushed into place through the back, and added a layer of good old school glue around it on the back. A bit of this school glue came to the front and smeared a bit of my clock face around the edges. I think it helps add to the look. (I know this would have better with step-by-step pictures, so sorry.)
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Here are all the pictures:
 


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Anya
02/20/2015 4:25pm

Erin you are a genious

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Erin A
02/20/2015 4:29pm

And you are too nice. :)

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