Evil Dead Clock Replica Project

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Evil Dead Clock Replica Project

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Hi All,

This was a project to make a replica of the clock seen in The Evil Dead & Evil Dead II, which I started working on in mid January 2013. I've known for some time what the exact make & model of the original clock was, but that hasn't helped in finding one, as it's quite a rare antique (made in the 1910's). I've only been able to find info on two of these clocks that have come up for sale in the last few years, and have been keeping an eye on Ebay too without any luck. I decided in the mean time to make one just for the hell of it.

Using a few real clock photos, along with a load of Blu-Ray screengrabs, I was able to use the five 'known' dimensions, to calculate everything else. These were; 37" overall height, 17.5" wide, 5" deep, 11.25" across the dial, and a 4.5" pendulum. From this I used MS Publisher to draw up scale plans, and drew up the parts I needed to create. Although I could have in theory sourced a real clockwork original movement (since many clock internals are very similar), I decided to use a modern quartz plastic AA battery clock mechanism to run the hands & pendulum. This was because it was much cheaper (£10 vs £50-£100 for something proper), easier to maintain, and most importantly, silent. I live in an open plan small flat, so while having a working chiming clock might seem like a good idea, having it chiming every hour, 24 hours a day for the rest of my life really just doesn't appeal! Anyway even though it uses modern internals, from the outside it looks identical to the original.

It took three weeks to make all told, and cost around £125. That sounds expensive but the costs all mount up. The paint finish uses three types of wood dye layered (at £6 each) overlaid with a black paint sheen (at £8), then a gloss varnish (another £8), so that's £34 in paint just for the wood finish alone (although I've only used at most 1/3 of each of those tins);
2 x (6" x 1" x 5.1m) prepared pine lengths - £15.00
1 x Sheet Of Plywood (3.2mm x 8ft x 4ft) - £7.00
1 x 10ft Picture Rail length (Style 1) - £15.00
1 x 10ft Picture Rail length (Style 2) - £7.00
1 x Bag Of 25 Wooden Dowels (10mm x 36mm) - £0.99
1 x Balsa Wood Sheet (3.0mm x 100mm x 457mm) - £4.20
1 x Vac Formed Dome - £3.00
1 x Sheet Of Glass (605mm x 318mm) - £7.50
2 x 50mm Brass Plated Butt Hinges - £1.49
1 x Quartz Pendulum Clock Movement (15/16" Threaded Shaft) - £11.75
1 x Regulator "A" American Clock Hands - £5.43
1 x Satin Black Emulsion Paint - £7.99
1 x Rustins 250ml Wood Dye (Ebony) - £5.78
1 x Rustins 250ml Wood Dye (Dark Teak) - £5.78
1 x Rustins 250ml Wood Dye (Brown Mahogany) - £5.78
1 x Rustins Polyurethane Clear Gloss Varnish - £7.54
1 x Hycote 400ml Grey Primer Spray Paint - £4.94
1 x Plasti-Kote 400ml Brilliant Metallic Gold - £8.86

Here are photos of the completed replica clock. You can click them to enlarge

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(Click to enlarge the photos)

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That is a stunning piece if I ever saw one. Wow!

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The next project I'm working on is to make a display case for all the ED1 & ED2 bits I collected from my trip (this one; viewtopic.php?f=3&t=149)

It will be about 4ft wide, 1ft deep and 4ft tall, with glass front & back. Will post pics as I get going on it.

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Looking forward to seeing that as well. Are you planning on opening an Evil Dead museum? ;-)

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The links are dead, can you upload again?

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Done!

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This is absolutely fantastic! Your craftsmanship know no bounds Rob.

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That is truly amazing! Fantastic work.

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