I made this for @kittykill in the Winter Book Swap. She’s a fan of Nancy Drew, and I happened to have an extra copy of The Secret of the Old Clock, which was just begging to be turned into a book clock!
I carved out the back cover and pages to nest the clock works into the back. Then, I used a drill to create the holes for the clock works post and the noon, half, and quarter hour marks. I used plastic safety eyes to mark them.
Oh, that’s fabulous! I love it!
Thank you! I have one that I made for myself several years ago, but I used a copy of The Time Machine by HG Wells
I do love that you use books that reference clocks and time, to make your clocks. So clever! You should post a picture of your clock, too; I’d love to see it. You could post it here in this thread or else make a new topic for it.
Did you post it on Craftster, back in the day? I feel like maybe I saw it there.
I love my clock! I love Nancy Drew so this is perfect for me. Thank you!!!
I did post it back on the old site, quite some time ago! But, here it is again!
The clock face is a little hard to see on it because of the colors of the book cover, but I haven’t decided what I want to do to fix it, if at all.
Love it! I don’t think you need to do anything to it. If you want to make it easier to see the time at a glance, you could make the 4 dots red or something. But honestly, I like it just the way it is! Thanks for posting it here.
These are super cool! I’d never think to turn a book into a clock but it works!
Thank you! The Time Machine clock is a little easier to read in person and when it’s not too far away, so I think I might leave it.
And, I’ve always loved using books for other things, even though I almost hate to sacrifice a good book! It always tickles me when I see a book with a secret compartment used in a TV show or movie!
Just last week, I read the first ND book. It was like visiting with a childhood friend you haven’t seen since school.
I should probably go back and read them all again! I know there have been new ones since I read them as a kid
Has anyone seen the new ND TV series? Doesn’t really resemble the books…
I haven’t, but I loved the movie that came out several years ago!
This clock is really great! I’m interested to see what the back of either of them look like
I’ve never read Nancy Drew, but I think it would definitely have been right up my alley! Kind of sorry I missed out
But that doesn’t mean I can’t read them now, and then pass them on to my niece or perhaps put them in my classroom? Would they be appropriate for good readers in Grade 2?
Here’s the back! I could have kept the back cover intact, but I figured I could use the hanging notch on the clockworks and not have to come up with another way to hang it.
And, I can’t remember when I started reading Nancy Drew books, but it was definitely in elementary school. I was an advanced reader, so I may have been reading them in Grade 2.
They feel like a 3rd or 4th grade thing to me, but I really don’t remember…
This is so great! I love how the title goes with being a clock!
Congratulations, your Nancy Drew clock is a featured project for this week!