Step 9: Final Thoughts And References
As I said I learned a lot, and I wanted to share the sites where I got some ideas. I figure they helped me, and they might be able to help others.
Gary's Wooden Clocks - a very helpful site with several cool designs submitted by various people.
How Stuff Works - a decent overview of the parts of a Pendulum Clock
Nick Carter - a detailed instruction on how to draw gears in a CAD program. The nice thing is it isn't specific to any one program. It's generic enough that any CAD program will work
And finally, working with gears wouldn't be complete without using the handy dandy Machinery's Handbook 24th edition. This is the source for my formulas and calculations.