I've added video of the clock. I will be working on carving out windows in the face of the clock. I will upload pictures and/or a video of that when I am done.
I've been into woodworking for a few years now. I love the idea of being able to make things that I can use. A few years ago I came across a clock that was made out of wood. The face, arms, frame, and gears were all wood. It really impressed me, and I kept it in mind for a future project.
I've decided to take on the wooden clock in this Instructable, and hopefully share what I have learned to help others with similar interests.
One of my goals with this was to use common tools that are more widely available to most people. I didn't use any expensive hard to find wood working machines, or costly software packages when designing this. The software used is either open source, or free, and the machines used are some of the common ones that most woodworkers would have.
Step 1: What You Will Need
Here is a list of things you will need
For Designing: OpenOffice Calc - For calculating the Gear ratios free2Design - For designing the gears Gimp- Modifying and editing images Blender - For rough modeling gears to make sure there aren't any interferences between gears and axles.
*note - You probably can use Blender to do all the designing, but my Blender skills aren't up to speed. It was easier to draw them dimensionally accurate in a 2D package and import that into blender.
For Woodworking: Scroll Saw Drill Press Miter Saw (Table or Band saw will also work) Hand Saw Clamps Spray Adhesive (3M Super77)