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General Discussion / Re: Newbee introduction
« Last post by swathyvignesh on June 28, 2016, 11:37:43 PM »
– 14-inch Wood Clock Face
– Acrylic Paint
– Painter’s Tape
– Paintbrush
– Tape Measure
– Clock Movement
– Brass Clock Hands

Additional Tools (not included):
– Scissors
– Pencil

1. Using your tape measure, make 12 marks around the circle’s edge at every 3 and 5/8 inches.
2. Tightly wrap your tape measure around your clock face and trace straight lines across to form 12 equal segments.
3. Tape off sections that you would like to paint with painter’s tape.
4. Optional: Add a polka dot pattern to some sections by dipping the end of your paintbrush into paint.
5. Let dry for 30 minutes.
6. Peel away your tape.
7. Remove any visible pencil lines with an eraser.
8. Attach your clock movement and clock hands.
9.pop the battery in it
General Discussion / Re: Newbee introduction
« Last post by yasmin on June 28, 2016, 02:03:44 AM »
tools / Re: Radial Vector Tool...
« Last post by twinotter on June 24, 2016, 08:48:57 PM »
The files are giving me a 404 error when I try to download them. Is the program available anywhere or could someone mail me a copy of it?

Gallery / Re: New clock
« Last post by jrbeall on June 03, 2016, 05:07:34 AM »
Sorry I am taking so long to respond.  I have started work on another clock, The Epicyclic wonder by Clayton Boyer.  The plywood is home made from veneer and epoxy.  That clock is of cherry veneer.  The clock is about 6 ft. and the gravity escapement is very easy and simple to get going.  All the parts are made om my new CNC mill  If it were not for CAD and CNC I would probably not be building clocks.  I am very lazy. :)
Gallery / Re: New clock
« Last post by KKC on May 09, 2016, 09:55:26 AM »
Very nice clock.  I like it a lot. 
Gallery / Re: New clock
« Last post by steve323 on May 05, 2016, 12:05:16 PM »
Wow, that is a nice looking clock.  It appears to include the base for the weights and pendulum.  How tall is it overall?  Are the gears cut from plywood and stained, or are they walnut/cherry plywood?

Did you find the gravity escapement easy to adjust?  Or did it take a bit of fiddling?  I am asking because I plan to have some additional time soon to work on a few clock designs and want to start simple.

Gallery / New clock
« Last post by jrbeall on May 02, 2016, 09:34:40 AM »
This is a new clock I've finished. It has a gravity escapement.
General Discussion / Hello everyone!
« Last post by jrbeall on May 02, 2016, 09:19:05 AM »
Hello, we will be posting some new clocks I've made recently. Sorry I'm not on here much to answer questions, the company keeps me very busy but I will try to be on here more.
General Discussion / Re: Newbee introduction
« Last post by KKC on April 13, 2016, 10:01:24 AM »
Those are all good points Steve. I had forgotten balance.  Thanks for reminding me. LOL...
General Discussion / Re: Newbee introduction
« Last post by steve323 on April 08, 2016, 11:39:39 AM »
It is a great idea to make the gears special for you and your family.  Keep in mind that the end result should be balanced.  Maybe leave some additional wood around the rim that can be sanded off as needed.

One big difference between wood and brass clock gears is the amount of material left after cutting out the spokes.  Brass will not suffer ill effects from normal temperature or humidity variations.  They can leave very thin spokes and still be fully functional for hundreds of years.  The primary objective is to minimize weight.  Wood clock gears have to leave additional material to hold together with humidity changes.

Also keep in mind that the frame can be very elaborate.  It needs solid wood at a few critical points.  Everything else can be carved without any impact on clock functionality.

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