…finishing the wooden clock

by Stephen Hobley on January 17, 2010

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OK, So how annoyed was I at 6:30 today when, after finishing all the final gear alignments and tweaks, I dropped the escapement gear and broke off two of the teeth?  Grrr… :(

Luckily I still had the toolpath saved and so I cranked up the mill and cut another one – this one fits a little too snugly and is going to need a bit of work to get it running as smoothly as the original.

I even found a place for the first gear I ever cut on the new mill – although this one is only for decoration, as if came from a completely different clock plan.

I just need to attach the weights and the pendulum to get it ticking.

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Oooh… so very very close now…

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