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ernie7

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Clock 2003
« on: December 24, 2007, 04:47:20 AM »
As a newbe I recently completed my first wood gear clock.  I downloaded a set of plans from Gary Mahony at http://www.pathcom.com/~u1068740/downloads-clock-2003.html.

The plans, in .dxf format were perfect for my CNC Bridgeport mill. You see as a machinest I could not fanthom cutting the wheels with a jig saw.

In any event the parts of the clock took a few days to mill. I used aircraft grade plywood. But getting the clock to tic took a while longer.  The wheel center holes were not exactly in the center, and some gear teeth had to reshapped.  The center to center disctance of the gears (or wheels as you calock makers call them) had to be modified. The clock ran far too fast (5 hours/day) but some reshaping of the verge and pallets solved the problem.

I owe Gary a lot of thenks for giving us a beautiful web site with great plans.  If you want to see my masterpiece go to http://www.erniesmodels.com

Anyone know where I can get clock plans in AutoCAD format such as .dxf or dwg?

 

Rick from Manchester

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Re: Clock 2003
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2007, 05:42:51 AM »
Ernie,

Congratulations on the completion of your first clock.  But remember, once you start, it hard to give it up, but I keep telling myself that I can quit anytime I want - yea right!

Below are some links with free clock plans, while not AutoCAD, they may be useful for reference.
http://members.iinet.net.au/~andronis/index.htm
http://www.woodenclocks.co.uk/index.htm
http://webpages.charter.net/clockdesigns/

The following link does have AutoCAD drawings; however, it's a HUGH clock project that 'The Long Now Foundation' is building to run 10,000+ years.  It's interesting nonetheless.

http://www.longnow.org/shop/free-downloads/clock-drawings/

Also, visit my Links page on my (mostly incomplete) website.  I have a number of links to interesting clock sites I've come across over the years. http://www.remmepark.com/manchesterclockworks/links/links.html

Good luck on all your projects.

Rick.


Dave

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Re: Clock 2003
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008, 01:11:07 PM »
Hi Rick, happy new year, i enjoyed looking through your web site, i especialy liked your use of flat plate pillars on your latest clock, it reminds me of old pocket watch practice and your use of square pegs/pins gives an extra twist to the design. I have 2 projects to finish and then i will try a wood clock, i have to admit i am sick and tired of filling/polishing brass/steel and i have my eye on Clayton's Swoopy as a first venture, regards Dave

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Re: Clock 2003
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 02:58:10 AM »
Clock making is really best experience for people who are really interested to repair and build something innovative. Using various clock building site you can follow certain instructions about making the clock and then buying some parts you can build new clock.

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Re: Clock 2003
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2013, 12:23:59 AM »
Hi,
    Congratulation for this. And also thanks for getting some new ideas.
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Re: Clock 2003
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013, 03:00:24 AM »
Firstly Congratulations for completion of your first clock and thanks for giving us new ideas.
multiple alarm watch | watches with alarms

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Re: Clock 2003
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2013, 02:13:57 AM »
hi
  i think this is the first clock that have an unique feature of multiple alarm in one clock.
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Re: Clock 2003
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2015, 02:21:45 PM »
Firstly I like to congrats you mate, it is great to complete your own clock but, I will also say that now it’s useless to do so much hard work instead now we live in modern world where fashion is everything! I certainly believe that, which is why my suggestion is to go with a brand that you can trust like Coolest Clock, so you don’t need work hard like you did here yet get a perfect product!

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Re: Clock 2003
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2015, 06:56:07 AM »
hey,
Congratulations for completion of your first clock. And thanks for giving us new ideas. I like this idea.