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    Gear Clock

    Designed by Marc Tovar.
    Plans are in the Spring 2007 issue of ScrollSaw Woodworking & Crafts magazine.
    Made wooden gear and face using different thicknesses of Baltic Birch Plywood.

    After some fine tuning with the pallets got it run for 34 hrs before having to rewind.
    Relative humidity seems to effect how long it will run before having to rewind.

    As always comments and or suggestions appreciated.
    thanks for looking.

    Les
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Assembled Gears (Medium).jpg   Gear Clock Face (Medium).jpg   Assembled Wooden Gear Clock (Medium).jpg  
    Innovation is the process that renews something that already exists and not, as is commonly assumed, the introduction of something new.

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    Very impressive, Les. How many hours would you guess you have in something like that?
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    I wonder how it would work to use different colors of acrylic plastic for the movable parts & wood for the rest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Very impressive, Les. How many hours would you guess you have in something like that?
    Thanks Vaughn

    I really don't keep track of my project times, but I would guess it took
    me about 60 hours to complete.

    Les
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    Gear Clock

    Nice clock Les. Perfect gear teeth.

    Are you working with a CNC machine?

    Aloha, Tony
    "You got to learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself". (Author unknown)

    "Time flies like..... an arrow,,,Fruit flies like..... a banana." Groucho Marx

    Ah,,,to live in Paradise!

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    Les, you are amazing.
    Go ahead and run clown, with those big floppy shoes, you won't get far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Baideme View Post
    Nice clock Les. Perfect gear teeth.

    Are you working with a CNC machine?

    Aloha, Tony
    Thanks Tony

    No CNC Machine.
    All the gears and frame were cut on my Scrollsaw

    Les
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    You are a busy feller.
    As usual, a really 'neat' item.

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    Gear Clock

    No CNC? WOW.

    I got to hand it to you. You are quite a precision worker. Your accuracy is impeccable.

    Enjoy looking at your projects.

    Aloha, Tony
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    Ah,,,to live in Paradise!

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    WOW - that is sooo coooolllll

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