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 few more holes to drill. There will also be a threaded rod on the end of the pendulum rod to make it adjustable.
Day 7 Work
The pendulum bob components, spacers, pinion gears, escapement pallet, the cap for the winding barrel, the ratchet gear and it’s pawls, the hour wheel/dial and lastly the tops and the bottoms for the main weight. photo below
This is attached to the upper end of the pendulum and each time the pendulum swings it alternatively stops and releases the escapement wheel to control the timing of the clock. Each time the escapement wheel is released the clock advances one ‘tick’ or second.
Similar to the escapement wheel, the tips of the pallet are fragile so I used the same cutting method on them as I did on the escapement wheel. I also had to make two of them to get it right. The damage first on is seen in the 2nd photo photos below
The project in a nutshell
As mentioned before, I plan to show you all the parts in one photo with labels identifying all of the different parts.
Thanks for reading !
-- Mike, an American living in Norway