- Feb 18, 2023
your previous post didn't actually say what exactly you had or hadn't made . Or I missed something.
I hadn't described it just made a few allusions. I was embarrassed to write a long description. I can go into far more detail if you really, really want!
> if you want to swing the pendulum with a .. pulse. Then you can do away with the chain drive.
Well as you said before "adding electronics to this clock .. will spoil a nice wooden clock that as said your father made".
I agree. So I think I'm not allowed to alter the innards of the clock but I am allowed to add external things.
(My father got it working and made a bracket for it. He made the weight but I think everything else is original - and 170 years old. He never restored the alarm which I'm told would wake the dead; it looks intact. The gears are brass, the frame is wood - it's just a very typical black forest clock like millions of others - but I like it.)
I want anything I add to be inconspicuous so probably attached to the bracket up under the clock. I could put an electromagnet there. But it's the worst place to put an electromagnet - everyone else puts their electromagnet near the bottom of the pendulum where it has the biggest effect. Plus I want it to run for a year on AA cells.
I've been going round in circles trying to design something and I don't want to bore you with why this or that design won't work. Now I'm excited that maybe I can do it all in the autowinder.
Of course, I could just put a quartz movement in it - but then the NAWCC would put out a contract of my life.
Also placing copper plates at the end of the desired amplitude the magnet will slow down so the beat can be turned to micro seconds but your wood work would have far to greater gear mess resistance to work well . If at all .
How do you mean?