In this instructable, I will show you how to make a clock out of an old rotary phone.
Step 1: Get Your Parts
- A rotary phone which is broken internally/not usable
- Clock parts
- A drill
- White paint (optional)
- Hot glue
Step 2: Gut the Phone
Save the following parts:
- The dial itself
- If it's a separate piece, like in my case, the plastic plate behind the dial
- Anything that isn't in the way of the clock body that is relatively hard to take out (Also, if it's fairly weighty, you may wish to leave it in to make it seem more real.)
- The entire headset
- The thing holding the headset cord to the phone body
Make a hole in the dial the size of the shaft of the clock (see pics 1 and 4).
Step 3: Attach the Clock Parts
Put the clock body into the phone.
Put the dial on the shaft.
Attach the hands.
Note: If you wish, you can put a dollop of hot glue to attach the hour hand to the dial. Then the dial will turn with the time!
Step 4: Add a Battery
Put the battery where it goes. Do not want electrocute yourself and try to sue me. *wink wink*
Step 5: Set the Time and Have Fun!
NOTE: make sure you don't pick this up when the phone is ringing. It is actually quite easy to do; I have done it myself numerous times :)