Author Topic: Wooden gear clock with a Remontoire  (Read 7833 times)

Offline David J. Goodyear

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Wooden gear clock with a Remontoire
« on: November 09, 2011, 09:15:15 AM »

Hi all, I have a clock to share. Its a negator spring clock with weight driven remontoire and grasshopper mechanism. All the part toolpaths were generated with Cut 2d. Great project, the remontoire works perfectly! Have a look at the youtube video for operation of the remontoire. The clock rewinds the remontoire every 15s. I have only ever seen a wooden remontoire on a clock by rabbit but was unable to get in contact with him about it. I managed to reverse engineer the mechanism from tower clock pictures on Mark Frank's website. Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/PeqBsMcGeGs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeqBsMcG ... ture=feedu

you can see more pics at www.ontimewoodenclocks.com

Offline millerdlca

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Re: Wooden gear clock with a Remontoire
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 12:47:56 PM »
This is great!  It really adds to the visual appeal to have the movement of the remontoire in addition to the usual escapement and pendulum.  I especially like grasshopper and gravity escapements because of the more interesting movement that they give, and combining the grasshopper with the remontoire is wonderful.  I'd love to see plans for it.

Thanks for posting
Dennis

Offline jltrent

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Re: Wooden gear clock with a Remontoire
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 02:52:47 PM »
Impressive!  The remontoire is interesting to watch, what with the entire rack of gears pivoting.  And nice job on the grasshopper, as it has a very pleasing delicate look and action!  And by the looks of it, the clock doesn't use much weight either!

Thanks for sharing.  Again, impressive time piece!
« Last Edit: November 21, 2011, 05:03:37 PM by jltrent »

Offline rabbit

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Re: Wooden gear clock with a Remontoire
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 08:27:39 AM »
i reverse engineered mine from Mark Franks' explanations and videos, as well!
the similarity to my Dent is remarkable!
beautiful job!
- rabbit

Offline David J. Goodyear

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Re: Wooden gear clock with a Remontoire
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 09:57:36 AM »
Thanks for all the wonderful comments!  This was the most challenging project to date.  The remontoire is great!  especially for a spring driven clock.  Rabbit, I have seen your Dent clock but was unable to pick apart the mechansim from your pictures.  As of now, I have only ever seen remontoires on two wooden clocks, yours and mine.  Thanks again for the commentary....my next project is underway.  It's a mantle clock with an Arnfield gravity escapement and a 4s compound pendulum.  More to follow.

Thanks,

david