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Project by MrToolHunter posted 04-06-2015 08:20 PM 1464 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always liked clocks and the bigger the better. When a buddy mentioned that we should build a shop clock as part of a challenge between us I knew I finally had the excuse I needed to build something a little beyond the ordinary.

I blogged about this project here on my LumberJocks blog if you wont to know how I did it, and be sure to watch the videos in the last two posts to learn the unique way that it works.

-- http://www.MrToolHunter.com and http://www.Youtube.com/MrToolHunter





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 04-06-2015 08:26 PM

Way too cool – I’ve got to give that a try. Thanks for the share!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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MrToolHunter

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#2 posted 04-06-2015 09:05 PM



Way too cool – I ve got to give that a try. Thanks for the share!

- Northwest29


Thanks, and you should. I love the way it turned out.

-- http://www.MrToolHunter.com and http://www.Youtube.com/MrToolHunter

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#3 posted 04-06-2015 11:20 PM

Super cool…i love the hugeness!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 04-07-2015 12:11 AM

Man that’s a big clock! You definitely won’t have trouble reading that monster!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 04-07-2015 12:56 AM

Mr TH

Great work Scott
I would love to have the wall space to be able to do it too.

I am off to check out how you did it
and you cannot escape with a quip….way too much time on your hands!!

-- Regards Robert

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MrToolHunter

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#6 posted 04-07-2015 02:01 AM


Super cool…i love the hugeness!

- Napaman


Thanks. That’s what I was going for. Finally something that makes me look small!

-- http://www.MrToolHunter.com and http://www.Youtube.com/MrToolHunter

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#7 posted 04-07-2015 02:02 AM



Man that s a big clock! You definitely won t have trouble reading that monster!

- Mean_Dean


I hate to admit it, but that’s something I have to think about more and more. Thanks for the comment. Scott

-- http://www.MrToolHunter.com and http://www.Youtube.com/MrToolHunter

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MrToolHunter

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#8 posted 04-07-2015 02:03 AM


Mr TH

Great work Scott
I would love to have the wall space to be able to do it too.

I am off to check out how you did it
and you cannot escape with a quip….way too much time on your hands!!

- robscastle


The dad in me has to respect the dad humor. Thanks for watching and let me know what you think of my solution. Scott

-- http://www.MrToolHunter.com and http://www.Youtube.com/MrToolHunter

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#9 posted 04-07-2015 08:41 AM

A very ingenious method I tried to draw out the position of the counter weight in respect to the position of the hand. From my deductions the counter weight has to go in the opposite direction to the hand.

I need to go buy a clock mech and have a play for myself plus it would make a good conversation piece if I can get it to work.

Now the hour hand I assume does the same.

-- Regards Robert

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ohwoodeye

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#10 posted 04-07-2015 01:31 PM

I like it.
The links to your blogs are taking me nowhere fast.
How about a link directly to the video?

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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MrToolHunter

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#11 posted 04-07-2015 04:38 PM



From my deductions the counter weight has to go in the opposite direction to the hand.
- robscastle

You are absolutely correct! It took me a bit of head scratching to come to that conclusion. You’ll notice that the brief glimpse of the movements shown in the video shows them mounted with their backs facing forward, making the internal counterweights turn counter-clockwise. Thanks for taking a look and for adding to the conversation. Scott

-- http://www.MrToolHunter.com and http://www.Youtube.com/MrToolHunter

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MrToolHunter

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#12 posted 04-07-2015 04:41 PM


How about a link directly to the video?
- ohwoodeye

That would defeat the purpose of directing people to the blog. Sort of why grocery stores play “Hide the milk”.
I’ll meet you half way, though: the links are on the bottom of the last blog post.

http://lumberjocks.com/MrToolHunter/blog/54490

Thanks for your interest and for commenting. Scott

-- http://www.MrToolHunter.com and http://www.Youtube.com/MrToolHunter

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