Had a search around and found the article on tools to get started with repairing clocks, but haven't found an equivalent for making clocks (assuming there are differences in tool requirements). Is there one? Anyway, I have a small hobby workshop at home which is reasonably well equipped, but maybe lacks some of the things that might be specific to clock making. The sort of clock I have in mind at present is something like Wilding's 8-day weight-driven wall clock (just got the book a couple of days ago). For what it's worth, I'm based in the UK, and work in metric (but I can speak metric and imperial). Here's a run-down of the equipment I have... Machines & Tooling Sieg 7x12 mini lathe with 80mm 3-jaw scroll chuck, tailstock, set of change gears (this lathe has cross and compound slides). Sieg X1 mini mill. 6" rotary table with tailstock and dividing plates. Couple of machinists vices. Live & dead centres for lathe. Collets for mill (MT2). Jacobs chucks up to: 6mm, 10mm, 13mm, on MT2 arbors (fits mill, lathe tailstock and rotary table). Vee blocks, various precision rectangular blocks with holes. Edge finder for mill. 10" bandsaw. Small bench grinder converted to polisher. Black & Decker mains-powered Dremel equivalent with lots of accessories. Clarke belt/disc sander (1" belt, 5" disc). Cutters Variety of HSS and indexed carbide turning tools. Set of carbide slot drills and end mills (3-10mm), some odd HSS cutters. Ball-nose HSS cutters, 3, 4 & 5mm. Countersinks and centre drills. Metric drill bits 1mm to 6mm in 0.1 increments, plus odd drills in larger sizes. Metric taps and dies from M1 to M12. Coming soon are two gear cutters being made for me: cycloidal, M0.75, 8-leaf and 20+ tooth. Got an arbor for them. Saws: hacksaw, junior hacksaw, coping saw, bandsaw blades (wood, coarse & fine) Abrasives: belts & discs for sander, sandpaper, foam blocks, scotchbrite type stuff, Garryflex blocks, steel wool. Hand tools, measuring, other Old tilting milling vice clamped to bench, smaller wibbly-wobbly vice that can be clamped to bench when needed. Various smaller G-clamps and F-clamps (smaller in general woodworking terms, that is). Various engineers files, various smaller files, 2 or 3 Swiss files. Hammers: 8oz ball pein, 4oz cross pein. Good selection of small screwdrivers, both straight & Philips, and some larger ones. Some centre punches; set of transfer punches in 0.5mm increments. 150mm calipers: one digital, two vernier; 25mm micrometer, dial gauge (lever type) with 10um per division scale, plus stand. Inside & outside bow calipers, dividers, steel rulers, gauges (thread pitch, radius, feeler). Small & medium engineers squares, plus a medium adjustable-angle one. Pliers, side cutters, vice grips, medium and small. Spanners from small to large, nut spinners from small to medium, range of hex keys Couple of very pointy tweezers. Variety of scalpels. Small oxy/propane brazing set. Plenty of bench space with lots of lamps. Decent height-adjustable swivel chair. Radio. I seem to have more kit than I thought I had! The only clock-specific thing I have so far is a set of movement holder-upper legs that I made a few days ago. The ball nose cutters mentioned above were bought for making the hemispherical countersinks that are used for retaining oil. I don't have any broaches. I've seen a few sets in various diameter ranges. If I need these, what's a sensible size range? Should I consider an MT2 arbor to go into the rotary table when gear cutting? If so, what diameter? (The one I just got for holding the cutters is 8mm, and is the smallest from that supplier.) At present, my option is to use a Jacobs chuck, but not sure if that will be accurate enough. Is my 3-jaw scroll chuck going to be a limiting factor? I keep looking at 4-jaw independent chucks but haven't sprung for one yet. Should I be considering a depthing tool? If so, is it feasible to make one? Hooky things for encouraging arbors into the plates? I'm not exactly sure what the staking blocks and punches are for - something to do with drifting wheels onto arbors? If I need this, do I need a set, or only one or two to suit the bits I'm likely to make? At present, I have no coolant system for the lathe or mill, but am looking into it. The small amount of steel I've cut in the past has been done with a bottle of cutting oil, which seems to have worked okay. What other stuff should I consider? Quite happy to make some stuff where my kit and ability to be precise is likely to produce worthwhile results, and, within sensible limits, I'm not averse to buying when it makes more sense.