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I've been interested in clocks for a number of years but have only maintained and repaired our family clocks until recently.
I read several books on clock making and poked around on the web for all the info I could find. I bought some aluminum for the plates and built a crude test version of an Arnfield gravity escapement.
This clock is a work in progress so it remains to be seen whether it will work properly when completed.
It seemed only fitting to use a gravity operated clutch (rather than a click) for winding in a clock with a gravity escapement. One benefit of using the complete gear train is that the escape wheel doesn't accelerate as much so the noise is much reduced, more like a normal clock (rather than the original test CLACK!), even without a case. A further problem is that power delivery is not smooth, possibly due to imperfectly made gears. Found a couple gears were slightly eccentric so I remade their collets to improve concentricity.
Found the escape shaft pivot was slightly bent on one end causing the pinion to run eccentrically - clock runs a bit better since fixing this. Adjusting the rate via the pendulum rating nut didn't work well because it was too coarse and unpredictable, plus the clock must be stopped to adjust. Accuracy is now such that I need to complete my optical "Clock Watcher" to properly evaluate the clock's operation. The time displayed by the Watcher tracks the time shown by the clock hands, suggesting the escapement is not skipping or hanging -- both these faults have occurred in the past.


The works explore the intimate, poetic drama created as electricity, clockworks or human interaction physically "moves" kinetic sculpture but also emotionally "moves" an observer. Yesterday, we took a look at some gears made out of shapes other than circles created by Adrian Iredale. Some time ago, clock-designer Clayton Boyer rocked my world with a video showing how to make some wooden gears with some very unconventional shapes.
Here is some footage of a clock with an automaton attributed to the great clock-maker and magician, Robert-Houdin (not to be confused with Houdini).
If you've been looking for a nice set of plans to make your own working wooden gear clock, one place you might want to consider is this book, Wooden Clocks: 31 Favorite Projects & Patterns. There still seem to be some "sticky" spots, either because of poor bearings or poorly cut gears. I built and tested the electronics but haven't written the interrupt handler for the microcomputer yet; seems like that is the next step.
Deviation of the rate in this period; this is easy to write down and tells quite a bit about the clock's operation.
Apparently, I rest my feet on the lower shelf of my bench and may cause a little movement of the bench which is transmitted through the wall to the clock; I'll try to keep my feet off the shelf in the future. I inked lines on the escape wheel and built the watcher optic so it mounts on the rear plate for monitoring of the escape wheel.
They are both pretty easy to understand and change although your design is more parametrized which ties more closely to open-closed principle. He has been up to some great stuff lately, which includes building this electric clock based on a Clayton Boyer clock design.


Adrian Iredale expands on the theme in this video showing gears in the shape of a pentagon, square, and triangle all meshing together and turning.
If you happen to like scroll saw projects, the book is full of the other clock-related project culled from the pages of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine. If you dislike clowns that you will LOVE this next one!Though the artist studied watchmaking, he deliberately tries to avoid mechanical repetition, preferring to use a simple mechanism to bring detailed figures to life. The door is adjacent to the clock so I try to remember to leave it open because it may affect the clock from the bump when it closes. This is unlike most of the wooden clocks he makes, in that it is powered by electricity rather than a weight or a spring.
The author, clock-maker Mark Tovar, shows step-by-step how to make this elegant and functional piece of kinetic sculpture. Gear cutting is a slow process with a fly cutter and spin indexer - it takes over an hour to make the 3 passes needed to complete a gear. This should provide a quick and easy way of synchronizing to actual time from the radio clock.
Unless the Watcher time display vs clock hands doesn't track I'll continue using pendulum measurements. The entire thing -- not counting the hand-sewn figure -- is constructed in that inimitable Ganson style: blackened metal, whirring motor, springs, wire-formed worm and screw gears, spoked wheels, tiny spot welds, and a hint of oil.



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