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Project by gmal posted 02-20-2017 04:37 PM 471 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from a plan sold by Clockit, the movement was purchased elsewhere. Walnut (except for back, which is plywood with a walnut veneer), all wood was cut, milled and routed from rough stock. Plan was challenging to follow, no directions for steps, just ‘ideas’ about routing sequence. Watco Danish oil, followed by a satin poly I hand applied with a towel, as in “rubbed in”.





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#1 posted 02-20-2017 05:12 PM

That’s is super nice.

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#2 posted 02-20-2017 06:20 PM

Well done. Looks like you faithfully followed the plans and your movement looks just like the one in their kit. I’m curious about the last photo with the forstner bit. Why?

I made one for my wife for Christmas from their kit. I was disappointed in the fit quality of the cherry parts supplied. Mortise and tenons did not close flush without work and the mortises were oversize. Several parts were not straight and had to be replaced. Sap wood was included in exposed places. Directions for assembly were very clear. Their support was really slow but eventually resolved the issues and refunded 20%. For example it took them a month and multiple requests to get a response on a damaged pendulum.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#3 posted 02-20-2017 11:40 PM

Beautiful clock—I like everything about it, especially the pendulums!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 02-21-2017 11:31 PM

It looks like a nice clock. I bet you will build more.
Could you add a picture of the whole cabinet?

I particularly like weight driven movements. I have made several. They are very accurate once adjusted which is part of the reason they are called Jeweler’s cocks or Regulators.
For those unfamiliar with them this one has two weights on one cable (this is not the pendulum) so only the time keeping part is weight driven. The quarter hour and hour striking parts are spring driven (right and left winding holes). Others have two weights, one for time one for strike and the ultimate is 3 weights driving all the actions.
Cleaned and oiled every few years (3-5) these movements will run well for over 50 years.

-- Les B, Oregon

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socrbent

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#5 posted 02-22-2017 12:06 AM

This is a photo of the one I made from the Klockit kit. It has a Hermle 351-830 Movement with a full Westminister melody on the hour. Also rings out quarter hours.

-- socrbent Ohio

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gmal

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#6 posted 02-23-2017 02:10 PM

Didn’t use a kit , I did all the cutting and machining. The forstner bit creates a 2 inch radius at the bottom corners, then the inside frame is machined to correct width to match the radius. Clock also came from a different supplier.


Well done. Looks like you faithfully followed the plans and your movement looks just like the one in their kit. I m curious about the last photo with the forstner bit. Why?

I made one for my wife for Christmas from their kit. I was disappointed in the fit quality of the cherry parts supplied. Mortise and tenons did not close flush without work and the mortises were oversize. Several parts were not straight and had to be replaced. Sap wood was included in exposed places. Directions for assembly were very clear. Their support was really slow but eventually resolved the issues and refunded 20%. For example it took them a month and multiple requests to get a response on a damaged pendulum.

- socrbent


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