Thanks for the kind words, this is just a dry run assembly. The next step I have to do is to mate the palet with the seconds gear to make sure that the pendulum continues to sway. I am also in the process of making the weight and counter weight that will drive the clock. This particular clock runs on 17th century priciples. The original plans for this clock call for 1 1/2" copper pipe as the weight and 1/2" copper pipe for the counter weight. The 1 1/2" is filled with about 7lbs of lead buckshot. I priced copper pipe and lets just say that there will be no copper on my clock.
I emailed the designer of this clock who lives in Hawaii (spelling?) and I have to say that he is a really helpful guy. His name is Clayton Boyer and I ran some suggestions by him as to what I was considering and he's pretty sure that it will work. So, I glued the blanks this afternoon.
I intend to turn this piece in the same fashion as a pepper mill and fill it with the shot to equal the 7 pounds.
I was also able to throw a piece of maple on the lathe to turn myself the counter weight. The counter weight isn't actuall weighted at all, but serves the purpose of not allowing the winding string to pull all the way through the clock.
I have to do some fine tuning but I wont document that as it wont look any different. Here's hoping that everything work when the weight is added.
Hey Brink. Spin balancer?
I'm not THAT technical.
And Joe, if you want the plans, here's a link
. This clock will run for 24hours on a single wind. If you guys like, I will post a video, when the clock is completed, of it running on my youtube channel.