What a Racket!

July 15th, 2009 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
23 users recommend

Does anybody really know what time it is?
Simple, easy, inexpensive and cool.

Nice original details and colors.

I paid a whole dollar for two rackets at the flea market.

The center of the clock is some kind of vintage toy part...tag sale find.
I did spend five bucks on a clock kit.
Back view

Does anybody really know what time it is?

Does anybody really know what time it is?

Photo: Jim Healy Copyright 2009

A days worth of junk discoveries turns an old Badminton Racket into an unexpected Clock. With very few components and NO tools, paint or glue (always good) you can assemble this little project.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy (JunkArchitect ©) healy@att.net
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, metal, wood, cottage, eclectic, funky, whimsical, family room, entry, office, red, blue, mudroom, beige, game room, paint, tennis

Comments (16)

grabe writes: Super cute!! Posted: 5:40 pm on May 27th
nancat1946 writes: my,aren't you clever ? Posted: 1:01 am on April 8th
fellowjunker writes: What a GREAT re-purpose Jim...........I love it!! Your projects always put a smile on my face.
xojanis Posted: 12:24 pm on July 19th
CottageElements writes: Jim, very fun project. Would be great in a game room! I had a bunch of these and didn't know exactly what to do with them. I just stuck 'em into large flower pots. I could've made clocks out of 'em! Thanks for your wonderful ideas.

Lani Posted: 2:39 pm on July 16th
alicemom writes: A perfect project for all who are tool challenged! Spot on!
smils, alice Posted: 10:19 pm on July 15th
RobJ98167 writes: What a great idea to use those old rackets! Posted: 2:41 pm on July 15th
writes: Nice job Jim. I especially love the twirly thing in the middle.

JennyK Posted: 2:41 pm on July 15th
TrashyChick writes: How cute is that...I love the colors. I own some old rackets and you just inspired me.
Thanks. TC Posted: 1:47 pm on July 15th
oldnews writes: This is way cool! We have a sports memorabelia room and I think this wants to live there... :) Marie Posted: 1:30 pm on July 15th
berton718 writes: What a GREAT idea!! I love the execution of this!! You are so creative!! Posted: 1:12 pm on July 15th
shabbychick writes: What a fun clock - love the vintage colors!

Great job!

Kathy Posted: 12:51 pm on July 15th
georgiamoon writes: Jim, looks like you got yourself a "birdie" on this one.... thats what you hit with this racket (right), AND something good in golf...neither of which I know ANYTHING about! But I do know this is one cool clock! I love that you could put this together without tools or even glue...you are SO clever! I love the little toy part in the middle too. The whole thing has great colors and graphics and is a really fun addition to the collection of great stuff we all know is in your house. Love it, Georgia
PS the colors in the photos are fantastic!!! Posted: 11:55 am on July 15th
suewhitney writes: You clever, clever boy. This is awesome, Jim! If people are looking for a good selection of clock kits, pieces, and parts, Rockler Woodworking is a great resource. Thanks for sharing this Jim.

Be Well,
Posted: 10:41 am on July 15th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: I like the eclectic mix of materials! Posted: 10:40 am on July 15th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a cool idea, Jim! Now I really DO care what time it is! Nice, inexpensive and easily doable projects are wonderful.

Great job!
Candy Posted: 9:14 am on July 15th
chippingcharm writes: Very cool idea...I just love all the fun colors and vintage details you use in your projects! I have a stash of vintage toys that I used to have on display (now in a tote) I think I need too look at them in a different way, parts and pieces...thanks for the inspiration, Laurel Posted: 8:50 am on July 15th
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.