Hello again all you patient gear heads. I have been making clocks again and have just finished the third this year. I have not placed pictures here because i can't figure out how to make this damn computer do what I want. I will tell you a little about what I have been busy with and maybe I will be able to find a teenager to help me with the pictures later.
I built a tall clock with a gravity escapement and a vaguely gothic look and it looks ok and keeps good time. Then I made an epicyclic, usig Clayton Boyers plans but with considerable modifications. I wanted it to be a lot smaller than his so I scaled it back to .4 of the original. It was a lot of work but it came out fine and I am happy with it. I don't have it now because I traded it for a new Axiom CNC mill with liquid cooled spindle that runs very nice and quiet.
I have just finished a larger Art Deco style clock using Wildings movement from his "Big Wheel Skeleton Clock" It is a beautiful clock and "Click Spring" is currently building it on you tube. His work is fantastic and if you havn't seen it, do yourself a favor and take a look. I have had Wildings instruction book for years and was very doubtfull that it could be made in wood but I am getting crazier in my dotage, and thought I would give it a try. It works beautifully with constant torque springs and I think it may run for nearly two weeks. It has a 290 tooth drive wheel and I found I could make that a reasonable size using a .042 end mill and a .04imperial module.
I will make every effort to get some pictures and videos on here. I appologise for being such a lackluster forum administrator. I am 83 now and can't last too much longer so if there is anyone out there who would like to take it over,don't hesitate to let me know.