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Toucan Wood Geared Electromagnetic Clock

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Project by GodofBiscuits posted 03-03-2012 09:36 AM 20558 views 20 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Toucan is a wood geared electromagnetic clock. The plans for the clock are from Clayton Boyer and was built using baltic birch for the gears, pine for the base and the dial, walnut for the hands as well as accents on the dial. I used mesquit for the pendulum pivot, rosewood for the weight and a mystery wood for the pendulum bob. The clock is driven by a coil in the base that senses the magnet in the pendulum and drives the pendulum to power the clock. I hope you enjoy Toucan as much as I enjoyed building her.

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?





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toyguy

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 11:42 AM

very nice; I realy like this one.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 12:08 PM

This is a very nice example of a wooden geared clock and you did a fine job on it. It looks like a fun project to build.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 12:18 PM

Very nice. I have had one of these on my ”to do” list for years. Thanks for sharing yours. I like the video too.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 12:37 PM

That is really good workmanship, and a cool looking clock, to boot.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 12:48 PM

Great clock and cool web site. I might order one of these. Kinda though 47 dollars was a little high for plans though. How were the plans in your opinion?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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aurora

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 02:42 PM

how did you cut the gears ?

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wrench

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 03:31 PM

Nice work man! looks great!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 05:12 PM

Good work! A great looking clock.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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shipwright

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#9 posted 03-03-2012 05:19 PM

Very nice. Not hard to see where you got the name.
It is an interesting design with the high pendulum mount allowing a lower that usual profile.
I like it.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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woodshaver Tony C

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#10 posted 03-03-2012 05:35 PM

Nice Clock! Thanks for sharing your great work! I enjoyed it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 03-03-2012 06:43 PM

Hello GodofBiscuits

A nice clock and a great fine work on it

I love it

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#12 posted 03-03-2012 06:55 PM

Beautiful piece of workmanship.

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kiefer

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#13 posted 03-03-2012 08:48 PM

Wow
That is some piece of craftsmanship.
Today’s technology mixed with technology from years gone by .
Very elegant design and precise build , Timeless .

Kiefer

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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GodofBiscuits

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#14 posted 03-04-2012 12:36 AM

Thank you everyone for all the great comments, I appreciate them more than you know. This clock was a blast to build and I learned so much in the process.

@aurora I cut some on my scroll saw and the teeny tiny gears were cut on the cnc. I have all the gears converted to dxf now and can cut them all out on the cnc now. I still do the non gear parts as well as the escape wheel on the scroll saw. I’m building two more of these, one with all mesquite accent and another with cherry accents. If you have ever wanted to build a clock, Clayton’s Toucan should be top on the list.

thank you,
Jeffrey :o)

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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lanwater

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#15 posted 03-04-2012 06:05 AM

Very nice.

It’s now on my list.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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