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Balancing Clocks (new and improved)

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Project by fawig posted 555 days ago 2205 views 31 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a balancing clock for a friend last year (Balancing Clock) and decided to make a few more with some design changes. These were made from Oak and Walnut finished with Danish Oil. Again the challenge was determining the dimensions: trial and error was the best way to figure out how long to make the horizontal bar and where to mount the clock housing and the counterbalance so the clocks were stable. I also made a fixture to sand the circles to the desired diameters (see the last photograph).

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13





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Mark Davisson

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#1 posted 555 days ago

I like this one better than your first (and I liked it a lot The round dowel connecting the horizontal bar to the frame gives the suggestion of a pivot point, creating a pendulum. It’s as though a pendulum was frozen “mid-swing”!

Great job!

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 555 days ago

Very unusual clocks and they make a nice conversation piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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luv2learn

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#3 posted 554 days ago

Very nice indeed and so unique. What diameter clock insert did you use?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 554 days ago

that is sweet!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Derakon

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#5 posted 554 days ago

Great idea! You could actually make it without “cheating” (i.e. pivot points where it looks like it could pivot, and a true counterweight), and I bet it’d be pretty stable even so.

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 554 days ago

Great design and build

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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murch

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#7 posted 554 days ago

Beautiful work.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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fawig

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#8 posted 554 days ago

Thanks, everyone. To answer “luv2learn” – I purchased the clocks from Woodcraft and used a 2 3/8” diameter Forstner bit for the hole. It’s a nice press fit.

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 554 days ago

Very cool design and I like your clock face choice : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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douglbe

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#10 posted 553 days ago

Cool!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 552 days ago

So cool and different. I odn’t know that I have ever seen on like this. Great work!

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

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#12 posted 270 days ago

Added to my “Favorites”!
Need I say more!!

Thank you for supplying the Christmas gift building inspiration, that has been eluding me!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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john2005

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#13 posted 269 days ago

very cool!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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