M3 Wood Wheel Clock

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Project by Charles Maxwell posted 12-23-2007 10:35 PM 4488 views 17 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mahogany, Bass and Holly details.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#1 posted 12-23-2007 10:45 PM

A great design. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-23-2007 10:56 PM

WTH !! That thing’s crazy!! Is it an actual clock ? Does it tell time?

Whether it’s an actual clock, or just looks like a clock, that thing is cool. I assume you had some kind of template or jig to cut the gears ? Kind of amazing. And it looks beautiful too.

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#3 posted 12-23-2007 11:05 PM

Very Cool. Where did you get the plans?

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 12-23-2007 11:12 PM

Coloradoclimber – Thanks. It is a real clock. Took me 6 months to figure it all out and build the jigs to create the gears. I sell them now!

Russel – I designed M3 from the ground up. This clocks sits in the Rochester Museum and Science Center now and lots of people have asked for plans. The plan is in my head! Time to learn ACAD!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#5 posted 12-23-2007 11:12 PM

Beautiful job Max. I like the weights. great use of different wood. Is it accurate?. How many hours did it take?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 12-23-2007 11:16 PM

Grumpy: Thanks. It is accurate to the minute. It took about 1 month of nights and weekends to complete it.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#7 posted 12-23-2007 11:49 PM

just plain awsome max !

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#8 posted 12-24-2007 12:32 AM

Thats a great looking clock! Don’t tell me you do watches too :-)

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#9 posted 12-24-2007 02:32 AM

amazing work ! you must be a gear head !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 12-24-2007 03:54 AM

Extraordinary…great engineering and woodwork.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#11 posted 12-24-2007 01:15 PM

Impressive in its concept and that you actually finished it.Well done Max!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#12 posted 12-24-2007 04:31 PM


Fantastic work! I would be wiling to bet that there was even more work in the jigs to produce this than in the clock itself. By the way, we are neighbors – I live in Webster!

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at

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#13 posted 12-24-2007 04:52 PM

Wow, that blows my mind.

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#14 posted 12-24-2007 05:22 PM

Wow! That is amazing!

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#15 posted 12-26-2007 05:17 AM

Mark Mazzo, You’re right. The jigs took the better part of six months to perfect and I’m always making changes or new jigs! We are close. I’m in Pittsford. I visited your web site – nice. I see you support GW Woods in Victor. I know Greg. He’s Airborne (82nd AB). Great guy. What’s your email? Max

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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