Redditor GrandpaSquarepants purchased an old clock at the Goodwill for $3.00. Inspired by its nostalgic design, he decided to turn the clock into a one-of-a-king time-telling art piece. Below is his process.
Total cost was $3.00.
Separate the clock portion from the radio portion.
He removed any extra wiring to disconnect the radio completely, and run the clock off AC.
He stripped down the mechanics, removing the switches for the alarm clock. Since the radio had been removed, this will no longer function as an alarm.
From here, the project was put on temporary hold.
After a few minor tidies, the mechanism was ready to go.
A few more tidies. The 30 year old sticker was removed.
The original time setting knob was lost. This was made from an Ikea peg that had been cut and sanded.
A 1970s â€œsplit flapâ€ clock radio purchased from a thrift store that was stripped down and housed in plexiglass.