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Author Topic: Clocks Made of Wood, and Plans to Make Your Own  (Read 2682 times)
Sean Patrick O-Byrne
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« on: November 25, 2008, 04:17:02 am »

http://lisaboyer.com/Claytonsite/Claytonsite1.htm

I want to try this.
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 11:28:22 am »

Amen to that. Next years project perhaps, time permitting.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 10:42:50 pm »

I'm working on something similar at the moment - I didn't really want to use someone else's plans as that would eliminate half the fun of it. I would have liked to do it in brass (obviously) but I don't have the tools to machine the parts.
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Sean Patrick O-Byrne
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2008, 11:31:43 pm »

Amen to that. Next years project perhaps, time permitting.
*Snicker*
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2008, 05:50:54 pm »

Amen to that. Next years project perhaps, time permitting.
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Hmmm, that about sums it up (sounds of pitiful sobbing). Between now and Christmas I have 2 full Mk II version orreries to build, in between working six day weeks at the 'proper job'.
Blast.
And as for Mr. Aptraum wanting to build clocks out of brass, well, it'll never catch on... Buy a fretsaw, cut some teeth, it's very therapeutic!
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2008, 07:52:48 pm »

speaking of which, how much would a half decent fretsaw, like a Hegner? Ideally something that wont rattle the teeth out of my skull.
Thanks.
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2008, 11:48:16 pm »

£130, or maybe less,  should see you with a pretty decent one with quick release blade changing and variable speed control. Avoid the cheapy ones from B & Q - they're not very good....  I know from bitter experience. They do the job, but are a bit rough and ready though. Hegner are great, but you pay throuh the nose for a machine which isn't really any better than something half the price. I've got a Rexon DTS-16A, not great, but more than good enough for gear cutting - at a push it'll even do brass! Buy one, you won't regret it. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2008, 12:48:35 am »

is that second hand? would i get a good one second hand off ebay for a substantially lower price, or is the quality difference worth getting on new? Since I am only 14, i need something that wont bother the neighbors (i live above two apartments) and that i could use without making my mum go crazy. also there is an obvious money constraint, but this is something that is well worth it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2008, 05:17:37 pm »

  Gah, I'd love to try something like this. It would have to be really beginner friendly but this would be a good start. Still have to get a workshop together but hey, this is just further motivation.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2008, 08:50:01 pm »

I really wish my woodworking skills were better.
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