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    This is my second wooden geared clock. It actually worked without too much trouble. I know the pictures are not the best but I just had it clamped in my work bench. It will soon be on its way to my brothers for a house warming gift. The frame is mahogany, the face is mahogany and maple, the gears are cut from Baltic Birch plywood. I used a PVC test weight and will solder one from copper pipe before I send it off.

    I hope the pictures look okay. This is my first project post here. Thanks for looking!

    Steve
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  • #2
    Great job... That looks like a LOT of work to make. You have more patience than I that is for sure. Thanks for sharing it with us.


    DW
    Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
    John Wayne

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    • #3
      Great work Steve, like DW says you have much more patience than I do. Thank you for posting the pics.
      Dennis

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      • #4
        Great job Steve.
        Ron

        My sawdust gallery

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        • #5
          Criminy ! That is super.
          Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



          StephenD


          The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
          Desert Woodcrafters
          Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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          • #6
            Amazing work well done

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            • #7
              Nice job Steve. Wooden geared clocks are always a challenge.
              Tim

              In God we trust, all others must pay cash!

              I don't want no bargains, they always cost me more money.

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              • #8
                Outstanding! How long do the BB ply gears last?
                Don

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                • #9
                  It is a beauty! how does it run?
                  Rolf
                  RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                  Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                  Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                  And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                  • #10
                    very nice!

                    It's all fun
                    Terry
                    Craftsman 18"
                    Delta 46-460 lathe
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                    • #11
                      Nice job. One of these days im gonna have to try a clock
                      WHEN LIFE
                      GIVES YOU HANDS
                      MAKE HANDMADE
                      STAN

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                      • #12
                        Great work, looks super.
                        That gives me the motivation to try one too.
                        Thanks for showing
                        Billy

                        Billy's Gallery

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                        • #13
                          I don't see any counter weights...
                          what keeps it moving???

                          Very nice..!!

                          For many years now I've wanted to do a clock...
                          ....one of these days..

                          Good for you....!!!!!
                          Jim

                          The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
                          No task is too tedious for Art.
                          Rock and Scroll

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                          • #14
                            It runs on a single 3lb weight. It has a crank to wind that is not shown. The weight is also not shown but you can see the PVC cap. I use the PVC pipe so I can dial in the weight before making one from 1 1/4" copper pipe.

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                            • #15
                              Sweeeeet job. I like the segmented frame, makes it pop as they say.
                              Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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