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The 5 to 9 clock demonstrates the fleeting time available each day and symbolically represents the counterbalance of modern life.

The funding of this project will go towards a large production run of the 5 to 9 clock and development of Lamplabs' forthcoming lighting line. Your support will be vital to this new creative endeavor. The goal here is to raise enough funds to produce a large production run in order to validate the economics of the product. Any profits will be invested in extra clock inventory to introduce the product to brick an mortar stores as well as business startup costs. You can learn more about Lamplabs here.


Let’s face it; most of us enjoy about 8 hours a day where we aren’t at work or asleep. The 5 to 9 clock seeks to remind us of the value of these fleeting times and symbolically represents the counterbalance required to achieve a measured life.

•Materials: Laser-cut and Melamine coated MDF, Laser-cut acrylic plastic, metal chain, rubberized lead weight

•Clock movement: quartz mechanism powered by a single AA battery (not included.) Accurate to within one second per day.

•Size with clock hands fully extended: 18" H X 10.5" W

•Weight: 1.2 pounds

•Proposition 65 Warning: This product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm. This warning refers to the lead counterweight that has been coated with rubber for your protection. Do not chew on the weight, remove the rubber coating or add the counterweight to your favorite guacamole recipe. Do not taunt happy counterweight ball.

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Here is more info regarding the $50 level reward:

While working on a one-of-a-kind chair, I was inspired to use yardsticks to make a table trivet. Three layers of yardsticks are bent together with glue to hold a curve. After further cutting and gluing, they are finished with a Danish oil treatment.



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Here is more info regarding the $100 level reward:

Backers at the $100 level have the option of choosing a custom clock face material. The available choices are Cherry veneered MDF, 3 ply amber bamboo or Maple plywood. Color and grain swatches are below...


Many thanks for reading about this project and considering a donation. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

The 5 to 9 Clock and the Yardstick Trivet are protected by a copyright ©, 2010, Lamplabs

All Rights Reserved. No Lamplabs intellectual property is to be copied, duplicated, modified or redistributed in whole or in part without the expressed written consent of Lamplabs.

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    Access to a password protected blog where backers can see behind the scenes updates and you'll also receive a coupon for 10% off of future Lamplabs purchases.

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    If you'd like to support this project but just can't swing the $85 level, the $50 reward is a way cool handmade trivet fabricated from bent-laminated yardsticks. There are more details and pictures of the trivet in the "about this project" section. They were fun to make and they look great on any table setting. The price includes shipping anywhere in the continental US. All others, please include an extra $5 for shipping elsewhere.

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    This backer level is in essence, a pre-order for a 5 to 9 clock. The price includes shipping anywhere in the continental US. All others, please include an extra $10 for shipping elsewhere. Shipments are planned for the middle of January 2011, following production. This pricing is a special, introductory offer and will increase upon subsequent production runs.

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    This reward level is the same as the $85 level, but you can choose a custom material for the face of the clock. The additional material choices are cherry veneer, bamboo or maple plywood. Please see the "about this project" section for color swatches of the custom face choices. Shipments are planned for the middle of January 2011, following production. The price includes shipping anywhere in the continental US. All others, please include an extra $10 for shipping elsewhere.

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