Vinyl Record Clock




About: I'm Mike and I do what I like. Things I like include pretty much anything outside, beer and economics.

Do you want to prove you are the ultimate [insert band name here] fan?
Do you want to recycle an old vinyl record?
Do you want to make a really cool clock?
Do you want to break the typical wall clock mold and stick it to the man?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then look no further!

I'll show you how to take your boring old wall clock and turn in into a super fabulous vinyl record clock in under 5 minutes!

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Step 1: Materials

The materials you will need for this project are as follows:

- 1 old electric clock. You could also buy an electric clock movement, I found one here for about $3.
- Screwdriver
- Pliers or adjustable wrench
- Vinyl Record (I used Kenny Rogers because he's awesome!)

Step 2: [Un]Screw-It

Grab your old clock, flip it over, and take out the screws.

Step 3: Out With the Old

Once the screws are out, remove the glass on the front of the clock then pull off the hands. Then use your pliers or adjustable wrench to take off the nut underneath where the hands were.

Now that you have the movement separated from the old clock you are ready to marry it with the record.

Step 4: Insert Movement

Insert the movement into the record and secure with the nut.

*note - This might take some finagling. It helps to try to screw the movement into the record rather than just jamming it in there.

Step 5: Done!

Now just put the hands on. Depending on what color your hands are you might want to paint them. I didn't have any paint so I just put them on backwards and found they contrasted nicely with the black vinyl.

Now just put the battery in and enjoy!



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    8 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Drew some inspiration from this and made mine from a Bridge over troubled water LP, Thanks!

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    Reply 2 years ago

    I really like the length of the hands on yours. A lot of the others, the hands look too small. Do you recall the length?


    6 years ago

    Awsome i made mine out of an old rainbow starwars vinyl best thing i own now

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    7 years ago on Step 5

    Dollar store clocks should work well here.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I made mine from the Laser-Etched side of Styx's "Paradise Theater"


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I made mine about three moths before reading this, using the laser-etched side of the Styx album, "Paradise Theater"


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I made a clock like this some years ago from a $2,- Ikea clock and a Ennio Morricone record (because it was 25 cents and they had about twelve copies of it in the store). Looks great on the wall.