Introduction: The Steampunk Pendulum Clock of the Airship Pirate
Dear Steampunkers, dear followers and friends
This time I present you a small project without any electronics... everything is running mechanically!
The Steampunk Pendulum Clock of the Airship Pirate:
Step 1: The Old Junghans Clockwork From 1912
The old watch is a Junghans from 1912 from Germany. I found it on a flea market for a few bucks. I didn't imagine that this machine still works, so I prepared it to demount it. By chance I realised that the pendulum was moving, so I decided to create something with this wonderful piece of mechanic.
Because I didn't had the original pendulum and I had no idea how long and which weight it should have I made some testruns on my workbench. I used a wooden stick as a pendulum and mounted a brasspiece to the stick using a binder. So the weight could be slided up and down to find the right position.
Finally a weight of 70 grams and a length of approx. 240mm was right and the watch was running quite good.
Step 2: The Old Wine Box, an Ideal Resonating Body
For the stand I used an old wine box, which I found some time ago for no money on a market. The size and the hight was perfect. So I only had to mount the clockwork with some screws. The box is a very good resonating body and the sound of the clock is really great!
Step 3: The Stand
From the junk yard I had a copper profile which had the exactly right measurements to use it as a stand under the wine box. To cover the open end I found some old brass parts and brass screws.
Step 4: The Pendulum
After the tests on my workbench I kept the wooden stick a the pendulum. For the weight I used an old vacuum tube and a brass fitting. The tube is meltet into the fitting by use of hot glue. The same technique I used for the METROPOLIS here:
To be able to change the length of the pendulum I only pushed in wooden stick into the brass fitting, without any glue. To keep it on place I pushed a small rubber ring in, together with the wooden stick (see picture).
Step 5: That's It!!
So, that's it. It was a quick build and I like the result. I hope I could give you some inspiration for something like this. Old clockworks are easy to find. If you need some advice, feel free to drop me a line.
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