Sack Time Clock

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Sack Time Clock

Postby mezalick » Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:23 pm

I came across some very interesting Nose Art from the planes of WW2 while surfing the web.
Making a vintage looking clock lead me to find Nixie tubes for the numbers....
A nice project to push my limits of Aspire.

Overall size is 18” X 10” X 3”

Quarter sawn white oak for the base,,,,,next one will be in maple
Black walnut for the ribs,,,,maybe redwood next
Purpleheart for the words.....

The figure was modeled separately but all was worked to completion in Aspire...

It would make a nice item for a vintage collector or man cave...

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Re: Sack Time Clock

Postby graffix11 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:36 pm

I like it, very nice.
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Re: Sack Time Clock

Postby pops1964 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:41 pm

Good job very nice , I like the design . good looking finish . Pop's
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Re: Sack Time Clock

Postby ohiococonut » Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:43 pm

Beautiful! A couple of nobs and it would look like an old time radio.
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Re: Sack Time Clock

Postby Leo » Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:44 pm

Really cool looking bedside clock

And I love the concept of pushing the limits.
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Re: Sack Time Clock

Postby mtylerfl » Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:54 pm

That's really cool, Michael!
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Re: Sack Time Clock

Postby CarveOne » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:11 pm

I like it a lot. Nixie tube displays were standard fare when I first entered electronics technician work.

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Re: Sack Time Clock

Postby ChrisInEstes » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:02 am

Wow - Wow - Wow - Wow! That's got to be the coolest thing I've seen here.

I've never heard of Nixie Tubes. Did you get a Nixie Tube clock and take it apart to use in your piece, or is there a "kit" with the needed electronics for DIY'ers to build their own clock.

Wow, Wow, Wow, some more...
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Re: Sack Time Clock

Postby tonydude919 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:45 am

That is cool, real nice work on it .

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Re: Sack Time Clock

Postby mezalick » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:05 am

Chris,
I bought the tubes and the circuit board that runs the clock as a unit, already made without a case.
You can get the parts separately and there's even a site that shows you how to make your own circuit board.
The bulbs are getting rare as they were made from 1955 to about 1970,,or so I'm told...
New design on the drawing board...stay tuned...

Thanks,
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Re: Sack Time Clock

Postby martin54 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:23 am

Ok have to agree with everyone else that it's a terrific bit of work BUT would it really be suitable for a vintage collector ?? Surely they collect complete vintage items not something new that uses some old style parts lol

Not that it really matters, sure there would be no shortage of interested people, collectors or not. Thanks for taking the time to post Michael, never get tired or looking at your work.
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Re: Sack Time Clock

Postby signmarketingman » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:20 pm

when there are more parts then vintage cases,, one has to build something.
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Re: Sack Time Clock

Postby mezalick » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:27 pm

Martin,
It was never my intent to pass this off as an original “vintage” item.
It was meant to appeal to those of us that enjoy that style of art.
I do believe that even the serious vintage collector would have a novelty item in there collection.
Not as part of the historical collection but as a side item, something that caught their fancy.
But, not to worry,, I already have two sold....now I just need to get them done.....

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Re: Sack Time Clock

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:57 pm

mezalick wrote:Chris,
I bought the tubes and the circuit board that runs the clock as a unit, already made without a case.
You can get the parts separately and there's even a site that shows you how to make your own circuit board.
The bulbs are getting rare as they were made from 1955 to about 1970,,or so I'm told...
New design on the drawing board...stay tuned...

Thanks,
Michael


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I can't wait to see what you come up with next! Looking forward to it!
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Re: Sack Time Clock

Postby martin54 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:40 pm

Michael, it was tongue in cheek, never thought for one minute you would try & pass it off as something it wasn't, why would you when as I said there would be more than enough interest anyway, as I said never get tired of looking at the stuff you post & always looking forward to seeing the next project.
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