One day I will find the time and the money to sit down and make my own wooden clock. This beautiful wood frame with clock face NEEDS an inexpensive Clock Movement that can be found on eBay. The escapement mechanism-The drawing on the facing page traces the path of the drive force of a clock by starting at the weights. I built all the parts, assembled the clock and it ticked along for a few seconds, I was very pleased and felt sure a few minor tweaks and the job was done – I could not have been more wrong! The yellow gear is pushing the green pinion, making the red wheel, also with sixty gears, move faster than the yellow one. I collect antique clocks, but I never thought of trying to make one myself, especially with wooden gears.
With meticulously designed parts, laser cut for accuracy, building a handcrafted wooden clock has never been easier. When you think how expensive each clock must have been, and how many people would have had to buy them to keep the clock-maker in business, it’s amazing it ever got made. The clock features a standard gearing arrangement to give 1:120 reduction required between the driving shaft and the escapement.
There are many places online to purchase patterns, but the most popular seems to be Clayton Boyer clocks, and many of the YouTube tutorials about wooden clockmaking concern Clayton Boyer plans. Although all of the gears and axels are important, it is my opinion that the interaction between the minute wheel and the idler wheel is the most critical. My ignorance of clock was highlighted when people were teaching me the names of the clock components after the clock was built.
As seen in the first video after the break, the escapement gear is still a big problem, but not really for the reason I expected. Sand the crap out of the inner part of the minute wheel: this section moves a bit and will clamp down on the axle and causing the clock to stop. Wood debris generated in cutting the gear teeth can itself be directly reused as raw material for wooden plastic. Also, I think laser-cut wood is limited to species of too low a density to be strong enough for gears. Clock 21 was originally designed as a simple snap together clock suitable for building as a school project on a CNC laser. Both gears were returned to the movement and the clock is now running properly.
The technology features a new material called wooden ‘plastic.’” Although composites of wood and plastic have already been developed, EXPO 2005 Aichi, Japan will introduce clock gears created with wooden plastic,” made of 100 percent wood. However, staining it will make it look more professional and sealing with protect the wood for years to come. The gear was clamped to a cross feed vice and then drilled with a 3mm lathe centering drill bit. In Gear by savageworlds I have plans to construct a weight-driven mechanical clock.
One procedure that was described in a book on how to straighten a cupped wooden works plate was to clamp it onto a lightly damp paper towel. Any way for any one wants to try a quick clock build with the minimum of time spent finding materials, then you should try this one. It was to teach anyone interested in building a clock, how to figure out their own design. Blender – For rough modeling gears to make sure there aren’t any interferences between gears and axles. Most wooden clockmaking kits will come with a sheet of paper laying out the arbors and pivots.
I could not operate this way and so worked out a family of gears which mesh accurately in whole numbers of millimetres – this way the bearing holes in the plates can be placed beforehand. Also… use bearings that have more ‘play’ in them, as the don’t ‘lock up’ then the clock frame is twisted. Stan: Plans for the Primus by David Atkinson include PDF as well as dxf files and a 35 page pdf instruction book.
Shipping Discount For Combined Multiple Purchases (Excludes Clock Oil, Clock Keys, Clock Hands , Clock Level, Cuckoo Antlers). I decided to pull the trigger on plans and cad files for this one: I like the way he suspends his pendulumsand the deadbeat escapement looks well configured as well. I m pleased with the result of this repair and so is the owner of the clock which is an interesting piece of horological history. There will often be a set of holes in between the gear teeth and in the interior cut-outs of the gears.
In the case of most homemade clocks, the momentum is created by a swinging weight, or pendulum, which moves the gears as it swings back and forth. Clock 21 really is intended to be snapped together, it has been design be to be cut out from a single sheet of MDF 4 mm thick and 600 mm x 400 mm in size with a CNC laser. These preliminary gear designs are to find out which patterns are both mechanically sound and aesthetically pleasing.
Com offer precut kits for you to assemble, or for the more adventurous, plans and hardware to build your own from whatever wood you choose. To assemble your Wooden Mechanical Clock Kit, you’ll sand and glue and cut and grease your gears (using a graphite pencil, which is pretty cool). Also, I give be highlighting multiple tips that will great enhancing not only your clock building success, things that you usually only learn about through trial and error. You could just leave your clock in it’s raw wood state, and it may look lovely.
The Inspiration Clock was impressive but even the deceased estate price was unaffordable. I know for a fact that there are numerous old wooden clocks that have never been oiled and have worked for hundreds of years. As for cleaning, again, here’s two photos, showing a clock cleaned with warm water and a soft toothbrush. Valerii Danevych is a carpenter from Kiev, Ukraine, from a family of cabinet-makers that have been crafting wood for generations. I used MDF just as a test cut and would never use it in a clock but it would not do any harm to cut parts from MDF just to be sure it all fits together.