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Offline SteveT

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My Second Clock
« on: September 02, 2015, 05:02:08 AM »
Just finished my second clock to a design bt W.R.Smith it has a Grasshopper escapement invented by John Harrison around 1755
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Re: My Second Clock
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2015, 01:22:23 PM »
That is simply beautiful  :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

Any chance of a video of the workings?


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Re: My Second Clock
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2015, 02:21:46 PM »
Very nice Steve.  :thumbup:

The grasshopper is nice to watch.

Did you use CNC for any parts (e.g. Dial)?

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Re: My Second Clock
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2015, 02:34:25 PM »
After a bit of a problem with the spring barrel being too tight it's now starting to keep good time.



The dial, controllers and some of the wheel crossing was done on the CNC mill




Thanks for the comments

Steve
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Re: My Second Clock
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2015, 06:50:07 AM »
Thanks for the videos, that has a very nice motion.  :thumbup: :thumbup:


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Re: My Second Clock
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2015, 08:05:52 AM »
Very cool.

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Re: My Second Clock
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2015, 05:24:48 PM »
Very nice.  Mesmerizing movement.

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Re: My Second Clock
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2015, 04:52:09 AM »
Very Nice, how will you keep it clean? my Congrieve's I strip and clean them ever 5 yr or so.   :bang:
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Re: My Second Clock
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2015, 11:08:28 AM »
I plan to get a glass dome when I see one the right size and price.
Would be nice to see a photo of your clock
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Re: My Second Clock
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2015, 11:51:32 AM »
I made this as a test and learning piece, when I first converted my mill to PC control, I ended up making three I gave two away to mates....... :ddb:

http://www.cartesiandesigns.co.uk/Congreve.html

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