Mike40

MY WORKBENCH - MY BEST WOODSHOP BUDDY

Wanted a New workbench I’ve been using my relatively new workbench for a little over 2-1/2 years now and I really love it. I haven’t one complaint about as it does everything I ask of it. I am especially pleased about my total outlay for it...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #9: Gluing up and Trial Assembly - Day 9

Day 9 work The different parts were glued up, namely; the 3 piece main frame the 5 piece winding wheel (5 wheels glued together to form a pulley like part) various wheel spacers onto the wheel arbors 3 pinion gears onto the wheels...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #8: The Main Weight and Finishing Up Details - Day 8

Day 8 Work The parts for the main weight were cut and some some small parts were finished. A couple of grub screws had to be custom made because I couldn’t find them at any store here. A sad comment on the retail availability of stuff here in...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #7: Bits and pieces - Day 7

Cutting out lots of small items. Almost finished, with just the main weight and the small counter weight plus the pendulum arm remaining, plus a few more holes to drill. There will also be a threaded rod on the end of the pendulum rod to make...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #6: Recutting The Escapement Wheel and Making a Sanding Jig - Day 6

Cutting a new escapement wheel A couple of teeth on my first escapement wheel chipped on the back side and I had to recut it. I made a replacement using a different cutting technique that preserves the fragile tips of the teeth and I also used...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #5: Escapement Wheel, Minute Wheel and Idler Wheel - Day 5

Day 5 Work I made the 6mm work pieces for the escapement wheel, the minute wheel and the idler wheels plus the pallet which runs on the Escapement wheel and some other small items see below The escapement wheel (the smallest one) This gear...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #4: Day Finishing Up The Clock Dial - Day 4

*Day 4 work The gear teeth on the clock dial had to be filed down to the pattern lines after cutting yesterday. I tried making a sanding stick that I could run in my scroll saw and it worked for awhile but the blade holders eventually split the...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #3: The Main Dial/Gear - day 3

How The Time Is Read On This Clock This clock is a little different from most. It only has one hand which is the hour hand. This hand is stationary and stays at the 12 o’clock position while the clock dial turns. The clock dial is actually a...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #2: DAY 2 - THE FRAME

2nd Todays Work Materials were prepared for the frame cutouts. The 18mm (a little less than3/4") birch this time. There wasn’t enough space to cut the half platters so the table saw was used as a work table to cut off what I needed with my saber...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #1: Getting started, day 1

I have been wanting to make a wooden geared clock for some time now and I finally got around to buying some plans for one. I bought them from a German named Christopher Blasius from his website Holzmechanik (wood mechanic). Reducing the fear...