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Project by Grulgor posted 03-16-2020 01:30 PM 1017 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I was a boy I always thought that it would be cool to build one day a clock out of wood. I often thought that this would not be feasible, due to the necessary accuracy and friction of wood parts. Then one day I saw a wood clock in Spain, I was amazed by this build and took many pictures. Then back home with the aid of these pictures I started figuring out how to build one myself. After many frustrating moments and thoughts that this project probably will never fly, I got it running now.

Hope you like it.

A video of the clock running can be watched on:

https://youtu.be/WWORZrq6uPs

-- Bring back the magic into your life.





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#1 posted 03-16-2020 02:19 PM

Well done!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#2 posted 03-16-2020 03:06 PM

Amazing project!

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#3 posted 03-16-2020 03:57 PM

ditto what Redoak49 said and thejn some !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 03-17-2020 12:44 AM

Like it

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#5 posted 03-17-2020 03:06 AM

As much a feat of engineering, as a woodworking project. Nicely done.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 03-17-2020 05:53 AM

Thank you guys!

-- Bring back the magic into your life.

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#7 posted 03-17-2020 02:52 PM

I have a similar clock. I have lost some parts… and notes. What did you use for the swing arm weights. I had lead fish weights, but those did not look too authentic. Also, the weights for the line that runs it… I had rocks, but am not sure of weight or ratio of weight to use. I had it running for perhaps and hour or so, but it would stop. I took it off wall to fix, and it has just now been re-hung 45 years later.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Grulgor

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#8 posted 03-17-2020 02:58 PM



I have a similar clock. I have lost some parts… and notes. What did you use for the swing arm weights. I had lead fish weights, but those did not look too authentic. Also, the weights for the line that runs it… I had rocks, but am not sure of weight or ratio of weight to use. I had it running for perhaps and hour or so, but it would stop. I took it off wall to fix, and it has just now been re-hung 45 years later.

- dustyal


I used ping-pong balls filled with metall nuts to reach 14g on each side. for the weights that run the clock i also used lead fish weights.

-- Bring back the magic into your life.

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#9 posted 03-17-2020 03:13 PM

Thanks for the weight info. It may reduce my trial and error. Nice build you have there.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#10 posted 03-17-2020 04:19 PM



Thanks for the weight info. It may reduce my trial and error. Nice build you have there.

- dustyal

Thanks,mate, by the way the weight I use is 780g on one side and 80g on the other.

-- Bring back the magic into your life.

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#11 posted 03-18-2020 08:43 PM

Very classy and sofisticated.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Grulgor

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#12 posted 03-19-2020 07:17 AM



Very classy and sofisticated.

- Ivan


Thanks for your kind comment!

-- Bring back the magic into your life.

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#13 posted 03-21-2020 06:39 AM

Very well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#14 posted 04-03-2020 05:38 PM

Very nice.

-- Steve

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