Wooden Geared Clocks

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Project by BC1951 posted 07-07-2018 12:16 AM 1368 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wanted to share a passion of mine. Sometime in the 80’s I was fascinated by the idea of wooden geared clocks. I tried a Thomas clock which never ran right and a few others had some success but until I came in contact with Clayton Boyer ( I didn’t have quality clocks that worked. I have twenty or so ticking all over the house(my wife is a saint supporting this passion). If you have ever considered trying one of these I can recommend Clayton’s clocks.

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#1 posted 07-07-2018 12:44 AM

Nice looking and unique clock!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 07-07-2018 01:14 AM

WOW! Very Nice Projects & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 07-07-2018 02:45 AM

I have tried one (not a Clayton’s) and it sits waiting to be finished. I have done his Bots and enjoyed the build and all three were successful. I see you did his new “Swingtime clock”. All of yours are masterpieces. I would love to complete one. That Swingtime really catches my eye…. Great work on your part.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 07-07-2018 11:51 AM

Very impressive work

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#5 posted 07-07-2018 12:32 PM

Very impressive collection and passion! You are very lucky to have such supportive wife.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 07-07-2018 12:38 PM

You have done a wonderful job on this outstanding clock and it is a real eye catcher.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 07-07-2018 01:26 PM

all your clocks are wonderful to look at …. GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3 Welcome 2 LJ’s

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 07-07-2018 02:59 PM

Fantastic work, they look great! I share your passion with clocks, so thanks for the recommendation to check-out Clayton clocks.

-- Steve, Minneapolis area

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#9 posted 07-07-2018 04:32 PM

I love looking at wooden geared clocks, so cool! And your’s look wonderful!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 07-07-2018 04:35 PM

WOW…...........those are some great clocks!!!!!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 07-07-2018 06:00 PM

Those are absolutely gorgeous! Would it be possible to post a video of them working? I might have to get a scroll saw at some point, there are quite a few projects I’d like to try that require one. I can’t imagine anyone getting tired of having such beautiful artwork all around the house.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#12 posted 07-07-2018 10:14 PM

Beautiful work, very intricate designs too.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#13 posted 07-07-2018 10:30 PM

Thanks to all who have posted great comments on my Wooden Geared Clocks post. Bringing wood to life is always thrill. Many people are into kinetic sculptures as well (I’m not as much) but Clayton has a number of cool offerings along that line as well. If you want to see them run many of my clocks are featured there. Point your browser to if you have an interest in these wonderful mechanisms.

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#14 posted 07-08-2018 12:35 AM

Gorgeous works of art. Who cares if they keep accurate time?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#15 posted 07-08-2018 01:58 PM

Goof place to watch videos of the clocks in action:

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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