Published on May 29th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Nice and quiet Rusch hour

Materials: Rusch wall clock

Description: The Rusch wall clock is so cheap that it’s practically begging for creative modifications.

In this case I spray-painted the body black and covered the face with a design I printed out and colored with gold ink. I replaced the hands with interesting shapes cut out of paper card stock and covered with gold gift wrap paper. The gold looks better in reality than on the pictures.

I found that the noise of the Rusch wall clock can often be greatly reduced by spraying the wheels with lubricant (I use silicon spray) and putting a few drops of heavy mineral oil into the well of the little wheel that drives the whole mechanism.

~ Eli, Belgium

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

10 Responses to Nice and quiet Rusch hour

  1. Anonymous says:

    It seems like a simple question but how do you get the plastic cover back on without scraping the paint on the inside rim of the clock?

  2. Ola says:

    Wow, it looks like taken straight from Gallifrey. Amazaing!

  3. Teri says:

    I love this clock! I have tried doing something similar (with a different clock) but I have had a lot of problems with the clock mechanism not working with any additional weight – even adding a tiny bit of weight will keep the hands from moving all the way around the clock many times. There is also such a tiny amount of space between the hands that the shapes or designs used have to be extremely thin and very flat – any sagging of the shape or if they are bent or angled in any way will cause them to catch on the other hand(s) or the back of the clock or the glass front. Any tips about how to overcome these problems?

  4. Anonymous says:

    wow! that clock looks like it belongs in the Harry Potter world.

  5. Another beautiful post!

    Congrats on being named to the Top 100 DIY Home Improvement Sites. I wrote about your blog here –

    I went through the entire list of 100 (I’m one also) and named the ones most helpful to my readers. You’re definitely tops.

  6. Againstthegrain says:

    This hack begs for a video clip!

  7. Eve says:

    Looks great, a nice piece of art that changes a little with every minute going by… to me it’s perfect!

    And thanks for the help with the ticking – I’m actually planing on a Rusch makeover, too, so I will give the oil a try.

  8. Wow, I love it! Amazing, one very impressed blogger here!

  9. Anonymous says:

    what time is it?

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