The results of a clockmaking "Throwdown"

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  1. MrToolHunter

    MrToolHunter New Member

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    Back in February I noticed that one of my buddies who I know from Youtube dropped-off the face of the earth, so I sent him a note and learned that he had fallen into a serious funk. In order to get him back from he dark side I decided to issue a challenge that would force us both back into our woodshops. We agreed to build a clock for our own shop, and while we took drastically approaches, we each wound-up with the clock we wanted.

    This past weekend we posted the results of our "Throwdown" on Youtube on each of our channels, and I have posted much of the details of my build on a blog at Lumberjocks.com. My blog is there is http://lumberjocks.com/MrToolHunter/blog

    Jay's clock is a modern take on the wooden-wheel clock, while mine is a bit of a mystery clock that was inspired by a 100+ year old article I read back in the 1980's and that stuck in my mind all these years.

    You can see my videos at http://www.Youtube.com/MrToolHunter and you'll find Jay's clock at http://www.Youtube.com/Dighsx

    Check them out and let us know what you think. Scott

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    MrToolHunter New Member

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    The article that inspired my clock was in "The Strand Magazine" in 1895 and can be found on Google Books at: The Strand


    I also just discovered a series of articles that appeared in "American Machinist" for a similar clock, or perhaps even referring to the original clock mentioned in The Strand, which can be viewed and downloaded as a PDF here: Osborne's Peculiar Clock
    You'll find the original reference to the clock in question being submitted to the journal on page 60 (The page numbers printed in the book) and again on pages 277, 321, 362, 534 and 585.
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  3. Tinker Dwight

    Tinker Dwight Registered User

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    I like that clock. I suspect a sliding counter weight
    would be good for different brands of batteries.
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  4. MrToolHunter

    MrToolHunter New Member

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    Thanks. Yes, there are a couple rare earth magnets on thin steel plates on the back of the hands that allow for fine tuning the balance for just such things.
     

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