Tim, that is an interesting choice! I believe it is more difficult to get running than expected.
Yea, it should challenge me quite a bit. I am viewing it as quite a long term project, and I hope to make multiples of each part so as to (hopefully) end up with at least one working clock at the end, if not 2.
I think it will be an interesting journey with several side projects to make the required tooling, jigs and accessories, not to mention the learning of new techniques such as gear cutting (something you are well ahead of me on
), and also gear cutter making, shaping tungsten carbide. I also have thoughts of modifying the electronic control to make it simpler and lower powered with the possibility of making it Solar powered, removing the need for batteries ( but that idea is still in the maybe/maybe not stage )
Are you considering the Ferris Wheel clock as your next Horology project