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Offline chuck foster

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wooden clock
« on: December 28, 2009, 11:58:07 AM »
i thought this was a neat looking clock.



my dad started making a wooden clock about 40 years ago but he said he has no desire to finish it.

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Offline tinkerer

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Re: wooden clock
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 12:39:29 AM »
Not only was that one neat, but he build a universe clock that kept track of the moon and planets too. Really cool.
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Offline Bernd

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Re: wooden clock
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009, 01:57:00 PM »
Wife has a grandfather clock with wooden works in it. Doesn't run yet. Needs to be cleaned up.

I've often wondered what humidity does to the works. It's got to throw the time off, you would think.

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Re: wooden clock
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 05:15:30 PM »
thats very cool i liked that   :mmr:

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Re: wooden clock
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010, 12:01:35 AM »
I have these plans if anyone is interested. Might be fun in metal also?













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Offline snoopdog

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Re: wooden clock
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011, 04:43:18 PM »
I want to make a wooden clock so went to try making some gears.

they work ok but I need to sand them real nice and then they will turn smooth.

My first try at cutting wooden gears, the pinion is plywood and the large gear is just some press board. This was just a first time test.



Later on I will get some birch plywood and take more time and make some good parts to make a clock.

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Re: wooden clock
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2011, 09:22:01 PM »
Looks pretty Awesome!!! I really want to make a wooden clock one day. I better finish a few other projects first.
Wesley P
A Gismo ??? If it has a flywheel or spins and is made with small parts. I'll take one! If it makes noise, moves, or requires frequent oiling and dusting it's a better deal yet. It's especially right if its shiny and bright; but if it's dirty and dull it wont mater at all...

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Re: wooden clock
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 04:24:16 PM »
Hi Powder Keg The Wooden Wheel Clock you describe comes from "Popular Mechanics Do It Yourself Encyclopedia". In all Fairness please  recognize the the author for his valuable work in creating this interesting project

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Re: wooden clock
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 06:25:42 PM »
I have these plans if anyone is interested. Might be fun in metal also?















Hey Powder keg could you shoot me a set, I would like to takle this clock..
Thanks
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Re: wooden clock
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 07:32:32 PM »
My father (a watchmaker from way back) has a plastic model kit of that "early Swiss" clock.  It's molded in brown, has simulated wood grain, and actually runs.  Took a bit of fussing, but he got it timed in quite nicely.
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