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Steampunkish Pendant by Xenaris Steampunkish Pendant by Xenaris
Playing around with some parts of an old alarm-clock led to this outcome. And I learned (the hard way): If you disassembly a clock, make sure it is NOT winded up. Otherwise the parts fly very fast and surprisingly well aimed at you.

Thanks to a nice watch-maker who let me have the old clock.

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Herumspielen mit Uhrenteilen, das war das Ergebnis. Ich habe nur auf die harte Tour gelernt, dass man sicher sein sollte, dass die Uhr nicht aufgezogen ist, ehe man sie zerlegt. Sonst fliegt einem das Innenleben mit Karacho um die Ohren wenn man nicht damit rechnet.

Danke an einen netten Uhrenmacher, der das nicht lesen wird, aber mir netterweise den kaputten Wecker überlassen hat.
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful pendant, looks perfect :D I've had clocks explode at me too, spent ages scrambling on the ground to try to find all the parts!
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Xenaris Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Thank you. At least I don't seem to be the only one with that problem, makes one feel much less stupid. :D
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shingorengeki Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wie gut das es nette Uhrenmacher gibt :). Habe es erst jetzt in deiner Gallerie erspäht, es ist dir sehr gut gelungen.
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Xenaris Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Dankesehr. :)
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LeviathanSteamworks Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Also, beware the mainspring. That thing HURTS
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Xenaris Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Good to know I am not the only one who learned it the hard way. Ans yes, it is a big ouch. And a surprise when you thought you had enough fun with one spring.
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LeviathanSteamworks Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
On pocket watches, you can cut yourself and it stings pretty badly. On grandfather clocks, you can lose your finger. Be careful.
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Xenaris Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
I'll just put the next one in a sac and throw it down from the fifth floor. ;) But honestly: I learned my lesson. I just wish the watchmaker would have warned me first hand.
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LeviathanSteamworks Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha! That might not even work, honestly. They are ways to do it without hurting yourself. For pocket watches, it's MUCH easier. I was shown by a horologist how to undo the mainspring from a grandfather clock movement without getting hurt, but I forgot how to do it, alas.
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Xenaris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Someone write a "How to get not killed by the material you work with" tutorial, please!

(Until then I will stick with the "grab with the pliers, hold on an as far outstretched arm as possible and pray to whatever power available"-method.)
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