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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #250 on: December 21, 2011, 02:14:02 AM »
I think any house would be honoured to have that hanging in it  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

That is really lovely Chris, the gold plating looks fab!!


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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #251 on: December 21, 2011, 02:27:23 AM »
Excelent Job Chris any one would be proud to have a clock like that with their name on it.

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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #252 on: December 21, 2011, 07:38:54 AM »
That's splendid , Chris.

Get a little plate made up, saying "C Raynerd, Bury" like they did on old clocks, so the Antiques Roadshow of the future will know whodunit.

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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #253 on: December 21, 2011, 08:15:56 AM »
That's a work of art, that is. Very nicely done Chris. Can't wait to see the pictures of the finished dial  :nrocks:
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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #254 on: December 21, 2011, 10:16:01 AM »
Excellent  :thumbup:

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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #255 on: December 21, 2011, 11:52:10 AM »
Chris,

Fabulous  :thumbup:  :clap:  :bow:
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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #256 on: December 21, 2011, 12:10:16 PM »
That's lovely, Chris.  :thumbup:

Blummin, well done:clap: :clap:

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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #257 on: December 21, 2011, 12:44:29 PM »
Yeah, well done Chris, really impressive, it looks amazing and the gold plating is great too.  :bow:
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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #258 on: December 21, 2011, 12:54:49 PM »
Maybe hard to tally, but do you know about how many hours you have into it?  It looks like a true labour of love.

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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #259 on: December 21, 2011, 03:17:05 PM »
Well done Chris  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:  really looks stunning  :drool:   i bet your well chuffed  :headbang:


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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #260 on: December 21, 2011, 05:03:23 PM »
Great piece of work and I admire your attitude.

I like clocks and watches too, Ill certainly follow your threads with interest.

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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #261 on: December 22, 2011, 09:29:05 AM »
Cheers guys! Many many thanks again. It has been a really enjoyable build and I now can`t wait to finish this off properly and start my next!!

Sparky, hard to guess and I`d quite like to know myself so I`m going to sit down tonight and have a guestimate - I`ll let you know!

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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #262 on: February 03, 2012, 04:57:42 AM »
The clock stopped randomly last night!  :Doh:

That however, is well over 1 month continous running and I must admit, I was prepared for this day!

The line is friction tight onto the main wheel arbour and I believe over time it has smoothed over and is now causing the line to slip. I had a feeling this would happen as I`ve noticed it being easier to wind (slide the line back over in reverse!)

My plan is notch the arbour to a slightly more accute angle so that it catches the line. However, this is now an ideal opportunity to continue working on it and get it truely finished as currently the pendulum still needs polishing and new pulleys still need making. I`ve been reluctant to stop it as I`ve been curious as to how it is running week to week.

I`m busy building a little dividing hear right now but look out for updates on here shortly

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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #263 on: November 25, 2012, 05:38:01 AM »
Another modification if you built or are building this clock.

There is clearly an issue with only one impulse per minue, it is certainly asking for a lot! When that deep tooth comes around and the back pawl drops into it, it needs an extra bit of energy to pull it out of this tooth and you are already running low in momentum! Consequently, my clock has stopped a hand full of times since I last posted in Feb. I`m not necessarly dissapointed by this since I`ve spoken to a number of people who have built the clock with exactly the same issues or can`t get theirs running!

I wanted to modifiy the clock so that the backpawl didn`t have to drop the full depth of the deep tooth when it came around. I consequently modified the bent wire backpawl:


... into a paddle. I took a piece of wire and simply glued a small 3mm x 2mm thin acrylic rectangle to the end. This means that the paddle still locks the count tooth and does its job, but doesn`t have to drop all the way into the deep tooth. Bad pictures, but the best I can get as I don`t want to dismantle it just yet for photos:





The above pictures show the deep tooth locked up against the new back pawl paddle and how the fact that the tooth is deeper doesn`t effect the drop of the paddle.

I did this modification a couple of weeks ago as I wanted to truely get this clock as best I can before I start a new project shortly. So far, it has been running very well.

Just another note: I couldn`t imagine building this clock without mounting the backstop on an arm as shown in all my photos. Wilding mounts the backstop directly on the count wheel bridge! Mounting it on an arm gives a better angle for the backstop and also allows a second method of adjustment!   Also to mention that the large screw washer and nut coming out of the back of the backpawl is a counterweight, also necessary to make the clock run!

I hope this post helps someone if you try this build or are struggling to get it to run.

Chris

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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #264 on: February 10, 2013, 03:48:04 PM »
Have a chap emailing me who is building this clock and still can`t figure out the mechanism. I`ve taken this video for him and thought it might be of interest so posted on youtube. It isn`t the best as I rocked the pendulum when I opened the door and so it skips I think in the first shot. Still, shows how it all works!


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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #265 on: February 12, 2013, 04:44:41 PM »
Sorry for not posting during the build
That is a master piece congratulations whats next a Congreve
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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #266 on: February 12, 2013, 07:02:47 PM »
Quality Chris  :bow: :bow: :bow: :drool: :drool:, I love the movement , you could just sit and watch that for hours  :)  better than almost everything on tv these days  :thumbup:

  Cheers Mick

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Re: Craynerd builds Wilding's - Woodward's Gearless Clock
« Reply #267 on: February 13, 2013, 03:18:11 PM »
Mick and Frazer, thanks for the reply! I made this clock a good year ago now but I still tinker with it... To be honest, the weight pully needs remaking.

Mick, the movement is smart and interesting to watch... I seriously do occasionally pull up a chair and watch it for a few minutes. I know, I'm a sado!!

Chris