You made THAT? This is such a cool looking clock. Tell us more about how you did it.
Oooh! Love it!
I have made this clock before on a CNC router so when i got my GF I new i just had to try it on there. I bought a sheet of 1/4 Cherry plywood that I found that measured .243 instead of the .250 Birch plywood the plans called for and it worked out fine. The clock runs using a battery operated coil and a magnet on the back of the pendulum and will run for about 3 months on a set of batteries
Now that is a cool clock!
Wow, amazing! I’m thinking it cut a bit faster on your Glowforge, yes?
Spectacular and doubly so for a first piece!
Wicked cool clock.
I’ve been looking for a solid battery-operated mechanism. Working out the kinks to minimize friction, maximize timekeeping accuracy, and not have to wind the darn thing every 3 hours has proven a little much for me to tackle. Do you have any suggestions?
You need to check out this website (https://holzmechanik.de/en.html) as a start and there are several others that have similar things to work on, i have made the magica and the zentira and both came with some very good cad files and a well thought out manual. I honestly wish I could say that i thought this up myself or designed it myself but that does not mean that I did not make some changes and still made it work. Good luck
Thanks for the pointer! I was specifically looking for an off-the-shelf solution for the solenoid coil. I’m struggling to find that component. When it comes to making gears and calculating ratios I am set - I just need to find the battery operated motor!
That is so cool! Now I feel inspired to make my first project!
Ugh, this is so cool! I am seriously obsessed with the gear work.
@tclear01 you should check out the following suppliers which might have what you are looking for:
The latter has the Quartex® Pendulum Quartz Clock Movement which is cannibalized to make the Magica run.