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MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK

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1 Getting started, day 1

I have been wanting to make a wooden geared clock for some time now and I finally got around to buying some plans for one. I bought them from a Ger...

2 DAY 2 - THE FRAME

2nd Todays Work Materials were prepared for the frame cutouts. The 18mm (a little less than3/4") birch this time. There wasn’t enough space to cut ...

3 The Main Dial/Gear - day 3

How The Time Is Read On This Clock This clock is a little different from most. It only has one hand which is the hour hand. This hand is stationary...

4 Day Finishing Up The Clock Dial - Day 4

*Day 4 work The gear teeth on the clock dial had to be filed down to the pattern lines after cutting yesterday. I tried making a sanding stick that...

5 Escapement Wheel, Minute Wheel and Idler Wheel - Day 5

Day 5 Work I made the 6mm work pieces for the escapement wheel, the minute wheel and the idler wheels plus the pallet which runs on the Escapement ...

6 Recutting The Escapement Wheel and Making a Sanding Jig - Day 6

Cutting a new escapement wheel A couple of teeth on my first escapement wheel chipped on the back side and I had to recut it. I made a replacement ...

7 Bits and pieces - Day 7

Cutting out lots of small items. Almost finished, with just the main weight and the small counter weight plus the pendulum arm remaining, plus a fe...

8 The Main Weight and Finishing Up Details - Day 8

Day 8 Work The parts for the main weight were cut and some some small parts were finished. A couple of grub screws had to be custom made because I ...

9 Gluing up and Trial Assembly - Day 9

Day 9 work The different parts were glued up, namely; the 3 piece main frame the 5 piece winding wheel (5 wheels glued together to form a pulley li...