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Clockmaking Links
« on: November 14, 2009, 02:32:30 PM »
I hope this is OK, but I`ve so many clockmaking links now that I`m getting them mixed up! This will allow me to share them with you and also organise them:

ClockBuilding Blogs / Project Logs
OnlineClockBuilding - Crown Wheel Skeleton: http://onlineclockbuilding.com/OCB1/crown_wheel.html
OnlineClockBuilding - A torsion balance chronometer clock - http://onlineclockbuilding.com/OCB2/index.html
Craigs Longcase Clock Making - http://www.finestgrandfatherclocks.com/
Issacs Beginners Clock Build - http://www.deansphotographica.com/machining/projects/clockmaking/clockmaking.html
Thomas Shallard Part built clock diary: http://web.mac.com/bshallard/iWeb/Site/Making%20a%20Clock.html
Jere Adventures in Watch Making - http://watchmaking.weebly.com/
Donaldson Workshop Builds Mr. Smiths Skeleton Wall Clock - http://www.donaldsonworkshop.com/projdetail.php?project=clock
David Morrows CNC Clock building diary- http://www.ldrider.ca/cnc/garysclock/garysclock.htm
GadgetBuilder builds Woodwards Gearless Clock - http://www.gadgetbuilder.com/GearlessClock/Gearless_Clock.html
GadgetBuilder builds a Regulator Clock - http://www.gadgetbuilder.com/Clock/Clock.html

Message Boards
NAWCC - http://mb.nawcc.org/
http://www.clockmakersnewsletter.com/
http://www.watchandclockforum.com/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Clockmaking/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mlhorology/

Horology Organisations
http://www.bhi.co.uk/
http://nawcc.org/


Clockmakers Tools
Tools as used by Thomas Shallard - http://web.mac.com/bshallard/iWeb/Site/Tools%20of%20the%20Trade.html
Depthing Tool - http://home.teleport.com/~gregsa/clocks/depthing/index.htm
Gadget Builders Depthing Tool - http://www.gadgetbuilder.com/Gear_Depther.html
Bergeon Depthing tool -  http://www.orologeria.com/english/workshop/workshop3.htm
Dave Wests Jacots Tool - http://www.davewestclocks.co.uk/making_a_jacot_tool.htm
Dave Wests Wheel holding - http://www.davewestclocks.co.uk/Wheel%20holding%20device.htm
Dave Wests Pallet Gringing Jig -  http://www.davewestclocks.co.uk/pallet_grinding_jig.htm


Wheel Cutting
Making a Mutitooth cutter ****  - http://www.deansphotographica.com/machining/projects/multipoint/multipoint.html
John Shadles regarded single point cutter - http://onlineclockbuilding.com/DOWNLOADS/flycut.rtf
Wheel Cutting Data -  http://www.clock-works.clara.net/cata/wpcc1.html
Plans for a clock wheel cutter -  http://www.projectsinmetal.com/free-metalworking-project-plans-a-burgeon-style-gear-cutter-for-clockmaking/
Wheel and Pinion Cutting http://www.csparks.com/watchmaking/WheelCutting.html
CNC Wheel Cutter - http://www.jeffree.co.uk/Pages/cnc-wheel-cutting-engine.htm
Making Replacement Wheel - http://www.historictimekeepers.com/Wheelsteps.htm
Making an Escape Wheel & Turning in a Box- http://lesgrenz.homestead.com/horology.html
John Shadle - Cutting and Escape Wheel - http://onlineclockbuilding.com/ESCAPEWHEELS/fly.html

Clock Repair
Les Grenz Horology Tips - http://lesgrenz.homestead.com/horology.html

Commerical Links
Ian Cobb - Clockmakingbrass UK supplier of clockmaking books and materials - EXCELLENT and helpful bloke -http://www.clockmaking-brass.co.uk/
PP Thornton wheel cutters (the bee's knees of clock wheel cutters!) - http://www.ppthornton.com/
Meadows & Passmore's - Clock repair tools and supplies - http://www.m-p.co.uk/
UK Supplier of Donegan OptiVisor - http://www.ceramicsrestored.co.uk/   
A.G. Thomas Jewlery and Horology Supplies - http://www.agtshop.co.uk/
Cousins UK - tools and supplies - http://www.cousinsuk.com/

Video Links
So that the video does not display as a small clip and take up space, I have placed a space at the end of the URL. Copy and paste to play.

Cutting Escape Wheel - http://www    .youtube.com/watch?v=5QQG21vwumk
Gear Cutting using CNC sherline indexer -  http://www    .youtube.com/user/TTompion#p/u/12/A1O2XBmITI8
10 Minutes with a Unimat -  http://www        .youtube.com/watch?v=LZe3E3rpRTk&feature=related
Clockmaker watchmaker jewelers lathe course promo - http://www       .youtube.com/watch?v=F6EqsFLZNhA
Watchmaking - turning between centres:   http://www        .youtube.com/watch?v=M6svZzTBIeM&feature=related
Stunning work by Steffen Pahlow -Tourbillon with flying cage picture log - http://www.     youtube.com/watch?v=Ace8JClm0g0&feature=related

escapement and motion works   
Daisy Motion Works: http://www.      youtube.com/watch?v=fdb7_VCaiOE
Daisy Motion animation:  http://     youtu.be/RVWd-QedUTY
Grasshopper Escapement: http://www.    youtube.com/watch?v=rluQpoV8638
Verge and Foliot Escapment: http://www.       youtube.com/watch?v=7HgAtCn3VUU



Hope this is useful and interesting to others. Please add any links that may also be useful.

Regards
Chris

2011.06.24 10:39pm Added Link for Chris by Don
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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 06:05:09 PM »
Added - Thomas Shallard Part built clock blog: http://web.mac.com/bshallard/iWeb/Site/Making%20a%20Clock.html  some interesting info on equipment also on this site.
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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 01:45:58 AM »
Some real interesting sites their Chris  :thumbup:

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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 11:54:10 PM »
Here are some of the build details of my never ending clock project :

http://www.ldrider.ca/cnc/garysclock/garysclock.htm


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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009, 02:11:34 PM »
http://www.donaldsonworkshop.com/projdetail.php?project=clock

Donaldsons Workshop - some nice machining project logs but in particular his excllent clock build of Mr Smiths Skeleton Wall clock build log added.

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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 02:17:54 PM »
David, I`m sorry, I didn`t see your post! I don`t know how I have missed it. I`ve not added it to the main list, it looks great but I`ll have a good read later.

http://www.ldrider.ca/cnc/garysclock/garysclock.htm   added.

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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 02:18:53 PM »
I`ve added a few commercial links - not to give them advertisments but looking at their site has actually helped me out quite a bit.

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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2010, 12:49:42 PM »
Chris you make my mind boggle.
The links are so good I have linked them to my local club, I hope you don't mind.
http://www.swhag.info/forum/index.php/topic,13.msg16.html#msg16
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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2010, 04:05:54 PM »
Hi folks, does anyone know of any videos on ''Cowells'' milling machine demonstration set ups..gear cutting or flycutting that may be on the net...I have looked to no avail, a book for the lathe is to be found but nothing seems to be out there for the mill,
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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2010, 04:35:28 PM »
Jere has a lovely write up of his Cowells lathe but I have never found anything on the mill. If you do find anything if interest, please post up.

Trever, I`m pleased that you like the links. I haven`t added anything to them in a while but still a good collection what is already there.
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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2010, 06:48:09 AM »
HI Cris, thank you for the reply, I looked through most if not all the sites you posted, no luck finding any reference to ''Cowells mill''...plenty on the ''Sherline'' though,I have a Sherline lathe, great wee machine, sooooo, I must carry on and learn by my mistakes on the mill, hopefully not too many,
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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2011, 07:41:47 AM »
A few updates for those interested. If anyone has any more, especially the project logs then please let me know.

EDIT: Just noticed Jere hasn`t posted on here for a long time and his last update on his site was June 2010. His watch build was fantastic, I hope all is well with him!

Chris
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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2011, 04:04:00 AM »
Just got a reply from Jere via email. All is well, he has been making a few posts on his site but just not changed the homepage as apparently he has been working on the escapement for the last year!!!! Now that is dedication! :dremel:
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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2011, 07:05:34 AM »
I have been thinking of making a wooden clock for some time .that is the reason I built the Kwackers unit (hope I have spelt that right) these guys make it look so easy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEL71yn1Cno

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP7QKg2eUBI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zJq4RgrToQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAfV0WyzH6I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvB3k3PKxg4&feature=related

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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2012, 08:20:45 PM »
Upsettingly, Onlineclockbuilding website is now gone.... a VERY sad loss as it was a super site.

If mods could update -  please put a cross through it rather than just delete it if this is possible.

For the wooden clocks, see David Atkinson,    www.woodentimes.com/    Lovely clocks and great plans with DXF files available.  could this please be added to the list.

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Re: Clockmaking Links
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2012, 11:39:33 PM »
Chris

I have made the changes that you requested. If there are any more just let me know and I'll help you out.

Cheers  :beer:

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