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This is a clock I made from a Clayton Boyer design. It is essentially a clock made from plywood parts cut out on the bacdsaw and scroll saw. More than a clock, this is a kinetic sculpture. It does not keep very accurate time losing about 5 minutes per day and sometimes it stops all by itself. still, it is a pretty cool thing that it runs at all. Not a bad weekend project. If you want something that will even make your Mother In Law say Wow! then this is the project for you. It looks much more difficult than it is. You can see other Boyer clock designs at:

http://lisaboyer.com/Claytonsite/Claytonsite1.htm

Good luck.

Barry

-- Barry Young





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 970 days ago

Wow that’s amazing Barry very well done. Welcome to Ljs.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Trev_Batstone

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#2 posted 970 days ago

Looks really great! I have the plans for one of these.. all I need now is the courage to make it. Losing 5 minutes a day is nothing.. I have a wife that loses all track of time.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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Eli Adamit

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#3 posted 970 days ago

For me it looks very difficult, may be more than it was for you. The result is very impressive. Your Mother In Law will be happy because you reduce 5 minute every day from her age and even sometimes you stop her aging :)

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 970 days ago

Now, I really like stuff like this clock. It looks great and you did a nice job.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Cozmo35

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#5 posted 970 days ago

Barry, I am not your mother-in-law, but WOW!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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sras

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#6 posted 970 days ago

That must have been a busy weekend! Looks like a year of work to me – but I’m slow. Really slow…

Nice job on the clock – the color variation is a good choice.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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CaptainSkully

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#7 posted 970 days ago

Wow! I’ve got the Simplicity plans. If you say this is a weekend project, then either I’ve overestimated the project, or you had one heck of a long weekend. Very nice. Please post any advice you may have for someone that is seriously contemplating one of his clocks.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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B13

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#8 posted 970 days ago

I like that. very cool! any helpful Info. would be great thanks!

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Bearpie

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#9 posted 970 days ago

Hey guys, remember he said it loses 5 min so he had an extra 10 minutes or so to finish it on weekend?? lol
Good job on this impressive project.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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mcoyfrog

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#10 posted 970 days ago

WOW very nice and welcome to LJs

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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eebdoow

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#11 posted 969 days ago

very nice project, why do you think it’s losing time?

-- Chris, Oak Grove, MO

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bch

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#12 posted 969 days ago

Positively stunning. What is the red? Stain? Lacquer?

-- --bch

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Barry Young

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#13 posted 969 days ago

Thank you for all the wonderful comments.

sras: Yes, I do work rather quickly. But it is still a good project even if it takes two weekends.

Captain Skully: definitely one needs to have a 1 inch belt sander (Harbor Freight or Grizzly). Also, since only the tips of the escapement wheel engage the pallets, the gullets do not have to be perfect, don’t get too obsessive compulsive on them.

bch: Red 2X Rustoleum paint.

Thanks again for the very nice comments

-- Barry Young

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Shanem

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#14 posted 966 days ago

I’ve always wanted to make one of these but never made the time.
Well done!

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Schwieb

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#15 posted 942 days ago

Well done. I missed this post earlier. I have wanted to build one a wooden works clock ever since I saw one featured in a Fine Woodworking mag many years ago.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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