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My roommate will be moving out soon and moving in with her boyfriend. As a parting gift, I felt the need to make them something super awesomely nerdy. They both LOVE Portal, so I immediately thought of the companion cube. I decided that a clock would be a great functional piece that they could enjoy and revel in its nerdiness.
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Step 1: Materials

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Wooden base (square)
White paint
Red paint
Black paint
String (I used hemp)
Something to mix your paint in
Power drill
Clock findings
Painter's or masking tape
Something round (not spherical) to use as a template. The diameter should be able 1/2 the size of the side of your wooden base.
Exacto knife or razor

Everything on this list (except the power drill) is available at your local craft store.

I used water based paints for the companion cube. I would not recommend using hemp for the string. I would recommend using something with a much more uniform texture.

Step 2: Paint the Base of the Companion Cube

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Before you can actually start this, you need to mix your paint. I used 3 parts white to 1 part black for this color. I mixed the color until I got an even grey color. I then slathered a nice even coat on to the wooden piece. I coated all of the sides as well so that the clock would be viewable from all angles.
scoochmaroo3 years ago
allenamistral (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
Thank you! My roommate's obsessed with Portal, so I figured this would be a good housewarming gift for her and her boyfriend. :)