Step 1: Get a Pattern
Step 2: Materials
The Materials needed:
1/8" plywood (hard to find for me)
1/8" hardwood (I did not use this but probably should have)
2 #8 2" wood screws
2 #8 washers
14' 50lb fishing line
1 1/2" 13 1/2 "copper pipe, end caps,
Safety gear (ear, eye, hands, body... ect) If you want it protected then protect it
1 1/2" 5" copper pipe, end caps
7lb led shot
1/16" rod or wire
1/8" brass rod
#8 threaded rod and nut
3/8" wood dowel
1 5/8" light compression spring
Wood I got at big box stores, everything else Ace;
Dremel with router and wood bit (or scroll saw)
Dremel sand paper or sanding wheel (or belt sander)
cut off disks
hand drill (or drill press is better but did not have)
drill bits (3/8, 17/64, 1/4, 9/64, 1/8, 1/16)
Dremel engraving tool
Step 3: Cut and Glue
Second cut out the pattern, if using the Dremel make sure there is a lot of extra wide border around each piece, the router guide will push up the paper destroying the pattern, which is bad.
Third, spray adhesive on the back of the pattern and attach them to the blanks.
Step 4: Drill Holes
Note, use an awl to mark/start hole then drill
Step 5: Cut Out Parts
I recommend start with the non gear parts first to get used to the Dremel and get the speed setting right.
Also using the engraving tool, engrave the numbers on the gears, I also did not drill out all of the holes on the minute wheel I used the engraving tool to mark them instead.
Step 6: Sand Everything
Step 7: Glue the Pinions, Connectors, and Wheels
Glue the pinions, connectors, and wheels together, Also glue the wind pulley assemble together.
Sorry I did not take pictures of the glued pinions.
Step 8: Assemble It
Make the weights.
Following the blown out diagram, assemble the clock.
Make sure you string the wind pulley correctly
All that is left is to run the clock and adjust the pendulum and mounting to make sure it keeps even time.
Note: As you add each wheel, make sure the wheel and pinion mesh by running the wheel by turning the pinion, If it doesn't run smooth, make the gears that are binding and sand a little off. Make sure the wheels run smoothly.
I did not take off the paper to make it easier to see in the picture but I will.