It's a mirror ball that's also a clock. Having a mirror ball in the house is pretty tacky on its own. Usually these are left in gardens or pools and called gazing balls.
As for me, I love the warped fisheye lens effect you get from looking at one of these and figured that by turning it into a clock I could justify having it inside.
Step 1: Materials
- One 10" gazing ball
- One clock movement
- Rotary tool with cutoff disks
- Eye protection
- Ear protection
Step 2: Drill Out a Hole for the Movement
My gazing ball already had a tiny hole in one side that was perfectly placed for the clock movement to stick out of. All I had to do here was drill it out a little more so that it could fit.
Step 3: Cut Out a Hole in the Bottom
You still need to get the movement inside and the only way to do that is to cut a hole in the bottom that's big enough to get the movement and your hand inside.
Step 4: Prepare the Movement
Add the AA battery to the movement so that it's now running.
Now, put hot glue on the four corners of the movement.
Step 5: Insert the Movement
Holding the movement, reach in and stick it inside the ball. Don't worry about how the movement is aligned. It's all relative anyway.
Now, while supporting the movement from the inside, press the hour and minute hands onto the movement.
Step 6: Set the Time
For setting the time, I simply grab both hands and move them both to 12 o'clock. Now, moving just the minute hand, adjust the time until it's correct.
That's it! Nice and easy. Feel free to place it wherever you want for some difficult time reading.