Lockdown With Michael Furlonger

Clock Picture

Hey everyone. I hope that your day is going well. In Canada (and perhaps still all around the world), we are still in a Covid-19 Lockdown. So I wanted to start sharing some of my hobbies, workout routines, and what I have been doing to pass the time.

I shared this picture with my sister and she asked me if it was hard to build. So this blog post is dedicated to her. Introducing…

Lockdown With Michael Furlonger

As you can see, I have begun getting a little bored of watching TV. So while looking for some computer gadgets (still trying to create my own R2D2), I came across 3D puzzles. While I was hesitant, my nephew sent me a picture of a 3D lego hut he made, so I thought I’d give it a try.

The clock was actually a lot of fun to make. I was concerned that it would be too much frustration and I would end up throwing it against the wall. But as I watched TV with my wife, I thought, “Let me get a cup of coffee and put together this puzzle.” (It had been in the box for about a week at this point).

In the picture, I’m holding the cylinder that the clock technically goes in. I would say that that was probably the hardest part of the job, making sure the printed side is showing.

It really was a fun hobby to start. No tools were required and took about 2 hours to put together. It was a good way to end a Sunday afternoon.

If you notice the metronome in the clock appears fuzzy, that is because it actually works. It is now placed on top of my bookshelf.

What To Try Next?

Feel free to leave a comment below and tell me what you think I should try next. But let me show you some that I thought were really cool.

  1. 3D Projector

As mentioned, I’m looking into making an R2D2 model. And this 3D wooden projector popped up. It’s a hand cranked projector that comes with a film.

2. Black Gum Gramophone

I saw this and I thought that it looked awesome. It comes with 3 songs and plays 7 and 10 inch records. No batteries required.

3. Music Robots

This comes also as a bunny, a seymour, a space vehicle and a submarine. Each one comes with a different song.

I hope you enjoyed this first of “Lockdown With Michael Furlonger” offering some great ideas on stuff to do. Other things to create are cars, marble run, a carousal, a solar powered car, and so much more.

I hope that you enjoyed this first blog post of random hobbies by Michael Furlonger.

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