The bores depend on the diameter of the pendulum rod. I have on my watch a diameter of 12mm for the pendulum rod and 14mm for the compensation sleeves. The smaller hole goes up to the middle of the pendulum lens, important is a straight or right-angled support for the compensation...
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The last two weeks I spent with the preparation of the escapement. For this I had a model made of 2mm brass scale 4 first: 1 Saw. To facilitate my work, I have drawn the anchor in CAD, enlarged to the corresponding dimension and printed on the printer. The...
after a long time I'll be report back to. I have changed the place of residence during the period of absence, was ill for longer and have the need to set up workshop again. But now it's finally back on with the construction of the clock. Here are some pictures from the new workshop...
Unfortunately, I did not come in the last two months very far with my pendulum clock. I'm going to change the place of residence and therefore had to do a lot of other things. Once the move is complete and I can work in the workshop again, I like writing as the clock continues going...
I processed today, the boards of some clock. So I can see the whole better, being only a Plexiglas was used as a second board. However, this is later replaced with a 6mm thick brass plate.
I have a long time to work on the next clock finally back. I finished the gravity drive.
The recesses were milled for the auxiliary drive of the elevator in the roller wheel.
Next, the pins had to be rotated and pressed to the auxiliary drive.
After cleaning everything...
I have built further back on the clock and fined the individual parts of the gravity drive something.
Since it's too cold in my basement, I went into my study. To protect the furniture I've edited a simple board. Here are some pictures.
Today I continued to work on the engraved pawls
Order to reduce the contact surface and thus the friction, the pawls on both sides is turned back to a diameter.
order to facilitate the running of brass bush 58 has been rotated. The large diameter is 3mm, the small 2mm and a...
the machined with oversize wheels are fixed with very stable holding mandrel and bolted.
The mandrel is used in the rotating machine aligned with concentric and the outer diameter of the blank is rotated to measure.
the shape, tooth cutters we set to center round...
Today I want to show you how I made my wheels.
a thornton-milling cutters was used.
as the first part, we installed the Rotary Table and aligned to the center of the spindle
the stencil is mounted on the template table
it is worked out with the template...
here are some pictures of my workshop at home
The milling machine is rebuilt a BF 20 of optimum, on ball screws
The lathe is from the same manufacturer
the small lathe is a lorch-replica
my main machine, a Lienhard engraving machine
Yes right, i learned at many years ago the job of a mechanic. For a long time, I work in a different job.
This clock is my first clock that I design and build. I work since two years to the clock and have many parts two or three times produced because they are not managed well.
It is not...
Hello Jim Du Bois,
I've also had no experience with the ball bearings. But few people know that they have installed with success in their watches.
Stephan Gagneux has take measurements in seconds clocks proved the opposite. All his watches are equipped with ball bearings, the force required...
Hello Tok Tokkie,
I want to use the DLC coating because the process temperatures are relatively low, only 200 ° C. The layer thickness 2-3/1000mm.
The material I use on all wheels MS58 hard (CuZn39Pb2) and one for the shoots treated steel ETG100.
Teeth as I use 220Z, 128Z and 120Z, all gear...
Hello tok tokkie,
No, the ball bearing, I have integrated, because I want do without lubrication. That's why I put a ball bearing ceramic on all axes. The wheels and pinions get a DLC coating so omitted here the lubricating film can.
here are some pictures of the already-built parts watches...
my name is Dieter I am 50 years old and I live in Middle Franconia in Germany. I am passionate about second clocks. Since I am still learning English, are still a lot of mistakes in my text.
When building my clock, I am guided by the Hermann Goertz watches from Glashütte in Saxony...