My first wooden geared clock

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Project by johnstoneb posted 09-10-2012 03:56 PM 3924 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first wooden geared clock I built. It is a Thomas Wooden clock. I had the plans for years. last winter I finally decided to build it. It is built mostly out of poplar. I need to build a frame to set it on and finish the pendulum and weight drive assembly. The pendulum is supposed to be a croquet ball. I haven’t been able to find one at the price I want to pay. I did finally find out a croquet ball is supposed to weigh 1 lb. This winter I will probably make a 1 lb pendulum and a frame to set it on and finish it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 09-10-2012 04:13 PM

Nice job on that clock!!!

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#2 posted 09-10-2012 04:31 PM

Another nice job—at least you got around to doing it. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 09-10-2012 07:54 PM

Looking great, so far.
The finished product would be undoubtedly amazing.

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#4 posted 09-10-2012 08:42 PM

very nice!

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#5 posted 09-10-2012 11:22 PM

Great job.

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#6 posted 09-11-2012 01:45 AM

Very Nice!! I have made a few wooden gear clocks as well, aren’t the gears a lot of fun?

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#7 posted 09-11-2012 12:40 PM

It is not the weight of the pendulum that matters, only the length. Of course you will need enough weight for the design of the system but as long as it is close you should be good to go.

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#8 posted 09-12-2012 04:28 AM

I’m just keep looking and looking

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#9 posted 09-12-2012 06:31 PM


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

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#10 posted 10-10-2013 08:01 PM

very very pretty!

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