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My first wooden geared clock

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Project by johnstoneb posted 718 days ago 3303 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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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 718 days ago

Nice job on that clock!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 718 days ago

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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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 718 days ago

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

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Charles Maxwell

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#4 posted 718 days ago

very nice!

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#5 posted 718 days ago

Great job.

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Woz

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#6 posted 717 days ago

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

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ccanderson102

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#7 posted 717 days ago

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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majuvla

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#8 posted 716 days ago

I’m just keep looking and looking

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mcoyfrog

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#9 posted 716 days ago

sweet

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Tornado78

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#10 posted 323 days ago

very very pretty!

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