Friday, April 18, 2008

Video: So You Want to Make a Wood Gear Clock?

Here's a low-pressure introduction to making a clock from wooden parts -- gears and all. Along the way, you learn many important techniques that could be used for automata making as well as clock making. The narrator discusses tools, specific methods of work, and the construction process in general. The film gives you a good feel for what you are getting into if you decide build a clock of your own. Don't rush this it for when you have a few minutes to savor this charming video.

You may also want to learn how to fix existing clocks, so take a look at Clock Repairing as a Hobby: An Illustrated How-To Guide for the Beginner

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

A well shot and narrated vid. I really enjoyed:

a) the contents - good substance
b) the background music, and
c) his accent!

All of them make the vid very watchable even for anyone who isn't into clock making.


April 18, 2008 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Dylan said...

Could you post links to the two clock kits that you show in this video. They are both very cool and I'd love to build one of them.

April 18, 2008 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Dug North said...


According to the video maker, the two kits are the Swoopy and the Solaris from Clayton Boyer Clock Designs.

Let us know how it goes!


April 18, 2008 at 11:24 PM  

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