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Project by cbehnke posted 05-08-2013 05:26 PM 1554 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made this a while back and forgot to post it. It was based off the Clayton Boyer #6 plan and heavily modified by me. It’s an all wood geared clock that runs on gravity pulling down a 5 pound weight, it runs about 26 hours per wind up, keeps accurate time to within 2-3 minutes a day.

The frame is made of tiger maple and rosewood. the gears are made from baltic birch ply. the hands are made from bloodwood. the pendulum is rosewood and maple. the weight shell is a copper tube with 5 lbs of BBs (it’s not attached in the picture)

Here is a video link of it in action when it had a test weight on it (PVC tube) and some other test parts, but it gives you the idea how it looks while working.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DxlNCKBdUk





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Sanding2day

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#1 posted 05-08-2013 05:40 PM

Awesome!!! Could likely watch it run for hours :) Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#2 posted 05-08-2013 06:01 PM

Great project, nice selection of woods. This would make a great shop clock, if a person cared what the time is when making sawdust.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 05-08-2013 06:05 PM

Great looking clock !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 09:03 PM

I bet cutting all those gears on the scrollsaw was a bear, but your clock turned out great! I really love when you can see how a clock operates—beats the heck out of a digital one!

I wonder if you could improve the clock’s accuracy by adjusting the weight of the weight shell? Just thinking out loud, I suppose…....!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 05-08-2013 09:30 PM

Really very artistic and creative for me! Fabulous and intricate work! Nicely done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Kate

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#6 posted 05-08-2013 09:49 PM

Beautiful clock. Anything else you forgot to post??

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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Birks

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#7 posted 05-08-2013 11:07 PM

Ha! This poor forgotten piece… Very cool. Would love to see a video of this in action!

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cbehnke

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#8 posted 05-09-2013 12:21 AM

here is the video of it in action, it’s not the final version, it has a test weight of PVC tube and some other test parts, but it shows how it works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DxlNCKBdUk

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shopmania

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#9 posted 05-09-2013 03:14 AM

Very cool!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#10 posted 05-09-2013 04:52 AM

Excellent work. I want to build one of these someday. The gear making seems very difficult. Is it loud while running (audible tick, etc)?

-- Allen, Colorado

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cbehnke

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#11 posted 05-09-2013 12:32 PM

Bobasuarus: i wouldn’t say it’s loud, but it does make the famous “tick”...”tock” noise as the escape wheel engage the pallets.

the gears look more tedious to make than they actually are. there are several ways to create them easier than you would think.

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#12 posted 05-09-2013 01:17 PM

I love these. You did a nice job on it.

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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#13 posted 05-09-2013 09:12 PM

I have been wanting to build a wood exposed gear clock like this forever now, but I am such a cheapskate I haven’t purchased a plan yet. This one looks great!

-- "Anyone can post a quote on the internet and attribute the quote to a famous person." -Abraham Lincoln

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#14 posted 05-11-2013 01:35 AM

That’s a great piece of engineering and craftsmanship. Just wonderful!!

-- It's all in a day's work...

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#15 posted 05-12-2013 07:52 PM

Impresive! Don’t bother with 2 or 3 minutes per day.Lot of industrial clocks have more delay than that.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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