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there was a guy who made a nice one and brought it to the PA haunters gathering - dont know anything else about it though - riley
 

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I really want to build one for this year. It's on my "to-do" list.

I'd love to have a spooky ominous grandfather clock to greet the guests in the dining room/living room.

I'm playing around with a couple ideas. I want to go with a simple frame to save on costs, but also add some detailed wood work to it. I'm going to have a hanging pendulum with maybe a eerie green glow to it. As for the face, it'll be 13 hours. My plan is to paint/draw the face on an acrylic round sheet that will be spray painted tan/yellow. I want to back light it and possibly have the shadow of a skeleton hand swiping it every now and then. The clock will be spinning around non-stop as if haunted.
 

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I have an old grandfather clock that stops working every few years. I would think the only hack would be to make it 13 hours or build a fake one.
 

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Well this is what i have so far. I made it out of floral foam i had around.
I am not happy with the proportions though. I think i am going to cut a section out of the middle part and then make a base for the bottom that is wider. I may also make the top part shorter.
The clock face is just a place holder. it will be replaced by some white plastic so i can backlight it. I am considering painting the back of the white plastic with some uv paint and then putting a blacklight behind it or something like that. Another idea i had was to have a light that would pulse smothly behind the clock face.

Any suggestions on how to seal the foam so it will be smooth for painting? \
the foam is somewhat flexable so I am concerned that something like spalke of fixall might crack and fall off. Bondo would be too expensive and time consuming. Any ideas?
 

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I reconfigured it. I am mich more happy with it now.
I have been covering it with flexall. It seems to be working pretty well on the foam so far.
 

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looks really nice - something you may consider covering it with....a mixture of monster mud - but more along the lines of half paint half JC so it doesn't break off - just a thought - would be pretty cheap too - ive used it on tombstones and obelisks - it goes on good with a trowel and it sands very nice too - keep up the good work - - - - riley
 

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I'll take a picture of it this afternoon. It's really simple. small asyncronis motor, a jar lid and a rubber band. The pendulum itself is just a 1x2 with a vacuumformed skull glued to it spray painted gold. High tech...
 

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I saw a great old grandfather clock in an antique store in New Orleans. It was the biggest clock I've ever seen. I was kicking myself for not taking a few dimensions or having my camera with me, as I have always wanted to build a haunted clock. I'll be watching to see your finished clock 5artist5
 
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