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Published on April 13th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


a time bomb clock

this time bomb clock from lulubean is a blast. originally sent in for a contest in craftster, this ticker surely won my heart.

“i started with an ikea clock (the rusch, i think) i had hanging in the bathroom. i never liked the yellow but my mom bought it for me and it worked, so meh. i took it apart, painted it black, made a new face in photoshop using fonts from, added some polymer clay and viola! a time bomb!


i had to add a counterbalance to the back of the clock because the bomb top made it crooked. if i had thought about that before i glued the face on i would have adjusted the face instead. the fuse is i-cord with wire stuck up the center and a little pink pompom i had lying around tied to it. i think in the future i’m going to have to repaint it with some of that spray paint made for plastic but for now i’m happy with it. i thought about painting the hands to make them stand out but I decided that in the theme of the clock, the only really important hand was the second hand – ticking away the time until the bomb goes off!”

here’s what it looked like when it started its life:



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6 Responses to a time bomb clock

  1. RP says:

    Very cute as Gloria said!

    I’ve seen other clocks using the timebomb theme, but they’ve been alarm clocks and were more industrial in appearance. Yours is very friendly and cartoonish which makes it fun.

    I build clocks (my recent work is on, so from someone who’s been doing this for awhile: nice work!

  2. Mergirl says:

    I love clocks and that is Fab!

  3. Sara says:

    Are you making a batch? Because I’d buy one ^^ I’m super envious of your handy work. Well done!

  4. s'mee says:

    That. is. AWESOME!

    Seriously the best clock (especially for a bathroom with teenaged girls in it) EVER!

    Oh. My. HECK! It’s going to take me a while to get over this one.

  5. ax174 says:

    Just a correction: lulubean’s site is at

  6. Gloria says:

    That’s super cute.

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