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Discussion in 'Clock Construction' started by WMello, Jan 31, 2016.
State of the Thing II
What is that bit for?
Pulleys for the weight.
See prototype in video at post #51
Ah, because you don't have a tall building under the clock. Do you have any problem getting the cable to fill the barrel evenly? When the weight hangs underneath it can move across as the cable runs into the grooves on the barrel as it does in a longcase.
The gantry swings on a pivot, with bronze bearings.
This allows the cable to fit evenly over the barrel.
Wagner, Absolutely wonderful work!
Thank you Jim
It's obvious that you're a master craftsman in many disciplines. Was the glass done with a vinyl cutter?
Hi Martin, thank you.
Just an amateur. Nothing perfect, just good enough.
Cutting the vinyl:
Wrong link on the previous post
Truly amazing and beautiful work. I can't wait to share the images with my wife. What an inspiration to us all.
Thank you RetinPA
State of the thing
Looks great, what do you do when you want to light a fire?
Hi novicetimekeeper, thank you.
The fireplace is never used. The wife don't like the smell...
In which case this makes a great focal point for the room
Looks fantastic, is Phase II a large dial to go with it?
Yes, it will be....Eventually
Back at work
are you making universal joints for driving the hands?
Yes, parts for universal joints.
Two more bevel gears today:
looking forward to seeing the completed work, going well.
I have to learn how to take better pictures...
Project Wedding Cake
Upper Dial motion
This is looking fantastic, great feature.
Thank you TimeKeeper,
And thank you for posting. I was wondering if the thread become boring.
Not to me, I was just waiting to see it go together. Presumably the dial will go on those pillars?
Yes, the dial will be mounted on the pillars. The brass frame and motion components are ready.
Now testing materials and methods for engraving/painting/marking the dial.
Then... the hands.
Wow. Very impressive work! Keep the photos coming.
Absolutely awesome work Wagner. Any idea how many hours you will have in the project?
Thank you Allan, David
I do not counted the hours, but have been working on this since Oct 2015
The hands will need some "decoration" to enhance visual contrast.
Looking great, gold leaf on the hands? New skill to learn.
Brilliant work. You must be very proud of it, I hope your wife likes it,
Wagner truly awesome. I know I have asked you before how many hours you have had in the project and you don't keep track of them.
The brass looks so nice and pristine. Did you lacquer any of the brass parts? And if not, do you expect them to develop a patina over time.
Hi NoviceT, DavidS, thank you
Its done now. Moving on to a new project.
I don't have a hours of work count, but the start was back in October 2015; at least one hour per day, 4 or 5 on the weekends.
All parts received a layer of lacquer. All the final handling/assembly was made using cotton gloves. I hope for the parts to hold the shine for some time.
Are you kidding? I think only boring people would not appreciate your workmanship and creativity.
I especially like the gearing and driveshaft to connect the upper motion work and dial.
Thanks for starting this thread and keeping it up with your progress.