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Gallery / Re: New clock
« Last post by steve323 on May 05, 2016, 07:05:16 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.

thanks
Steve
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Gallery / New clock
« Last post by jrbeall on May 02, 2016, 04:34:40 PM »
This is a new clock I've finished. It has a gravity escapement.
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General Discussion / Hello everyone!
« Last post by jrbeall on May 02, 2016, 04:19:05 PM »
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.
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Wheels and pinions / Combining the intensity of training Batmobile
« Last post by wenyue on April 23, 2016, 06:46:03 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Newbee introduction
« Last post by KKC on April 13, 2016, 05:01:24 PM »
Those are all good points Steve. I had forgotten balance.  Thanks for reminding me. LOL...
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General Discussion / Re: Newbee introduction
« Last post by steve323 on April 08, 2016, 06:39:39 PM »
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.

Steve
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General Discussion / Re: Newbee introduction
« Last post by KKC on April 08, 2016, 12:04:23 PM »
Yeah now that I have found of special interest.  Pantograph looks to have a lot of possibility.  So keep me posted on how you come with that.  As things are starting to warm up I hope to get out to my garage and get my spring cleaning done so I can get started on my clock.  I can't WAIT!!!! I had another idea for my wheels.  Rather than cut out spokes on the inside.  I'm contemplating scrolling patterns that best explain my family.  So... Myself and my boys are Eagle Scouts.  So one wheel's center would have a scouting emblem of some kind scrolled into it. We love fishing so another wheel would have some kind of fishing emblem in it.  And so on.  Kind of make it a legacy clock.
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General Discussion / Re: Newbee introduction
« Last post by steve323 on April 07, 2016, 08:15:39 PM »
Hi KKC,

Your fingers stay near the top so they should be safe on the larger gears.  Smaller pinions might be a different story.

I like the Woodline templates for cutting pinions out of hardwood.  You can start with 3/4" stock and only cut 1/2" deep.  Rip the remaining 1/4" off on the bandsaw.  This keeps the gear firmly attached without having to clean off double sided tape.  One of my future experiments is to try a router pantograph to see if it can be used with 4X sized templates to improve the accuracy even further.

Steve
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General Discussion / Re: Newbee introduction
« Last post by KKC on April 07, 2016, 04:44:17 PM »
Interesting concept.  Sounds like a finger getter too... Indexing would be the trick.
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General Discussion / Re: Newbee introduction
« Last post by steve323 on April 06, 2016, 08:52:33 PM »
Hi KKC,

The gear cutter from spiralsbysteve relies on starting each cut by manually lining up two lines and rotating the gear blank through the saw blade.  The step is repeated from the left and the right to produce both edges of a tooth.  It seems like this would introduce an error and some teeth may end up slightly wider than others.  I can't see any way to index the position using a dividing head or any other method to achieve perfectly spaced teeth.  They do show what appear to be nicely meshing gears.

Steve
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