|Project by ericspaw||posted 07-01-2012 05:18 PM||2659 views||9 times favorited||29 comments|
While I am stretching my woodworking abilities building boxes, my teenage son decides to build a clock. I figured on a scrollsawn clock with an insert, but instead he hands me a magazine featuring a wooden gear clock with pendulum and a weight to run the clock.
With the fearlessness of youth, he began the project in the spring of 2011. Over the next 15 months or so he fabricated the gears and parts needed to build the clock. Many hours were spent sanding, filing and tweaking the parts to get them to fit together. My help was minimal in helping with sanding jigs and such.
The clock was finished last week with the addition of a counter weight- lead shot in a copper tube. Numbers were burned on with a woodburning tool. I am proud of his persistance on the project and getting the clock to run.
Materials were baltic birch plywood for the gears and cherry for the misc non critical parts and pieces. The majority of the parts were cut on an RBI scrollsaw.
-- I keep cutting and it is still too short. http://mypam.blogspot.com/