Monday, January 24, 2011

Scrounge #2: clock

Originally the clock and barometer on Eolian were not a matched set - the clock was considerably bigger than the barometer.

And then one day, by the dumpster, we found another clock.  Oh, it was a corroded mess and the mechanism didn't work.  But it was a near match in size and style to the barometer.

I snatched it up in a heartbeat.  It wasn't the best dumpster find I've ever made (that was a 15 hp outboard), but it was a good one because of its potential fit on Eolian.

So, I ran it across a buffing wheel and cleaned up the corrosion.  I gave it a few coats of a clear epoxy varnish.  And I got a new mechanism from Klockit for $5 (really!), and look at it now!


  1. That sure is lovely! Dumpsters certainly do contain "gold" from time to time.

  2. The old saying is that "One man's junk is another man's treasure", and this is nowhere more true than at a marina.

    But I may have made a mistake by posting this - now there will be more competition!


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