Some time ago I observed, in an art gallery in Canberra, a beautifully made wooden works clock and though it had some critical parts made of metal the major parts were fabricated from various timbers. I had never seen one of these before and though I have never made a clock before I decided that making one would be quite a challenge. It became my next project.
After spending a good deal of time swotting up on clocks in the local library I came to the following conclusions.
The clock would:
a couple of innovations in its
construction in that the pendulum is just a stainless steel wire, the Brocot
escapement drives only one side of the wire, and the beat adjustment is totally
unique. After about
6 months of intensive work I had one finished. It
keeps time within about one minute per month, looks great on the wall in our lounge room and is of great interest
and talking point for guests.
However it pays not to think about the fact that you can buy a good time keeper these days for just a few dollars!!
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