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Is this really a clock?

That’s what Mark Frank calls it.

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Sam Stones12/07/2018 23:02:30
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I can't find words enough to describe this.


Mike Poole12/07/2018 23:13:59
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If I've got a spare afternoon I might knock one of those uplaugh


websnail12/07/2018 23:17:38
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I haven't got the patience, time or the skill to make one myself.

Very impressive.

Brian Sweeting12/07/2018 23:36:32
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The guy just didn't know when to stop cutting gears.

Jeff Dayman12/07/2018 23:58:20
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I think you would need a PhD to read all the outputs!

Magnificent workmanship.

Ady113/07/2018 00:33:45
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It's great to see these skills are still alive and well

15 years so far, wow

Ady113/07/2018 00:36:36
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Posted by Brian Sweeting on 12/07/2018 23:36:32:

The guy just didn't know when to stop cutting gears.

I saw a guy on TV once and the skilled makers whack them out with a hand file

Took him about 2 minutes to do a quarter of a gear

No doubt the finishing takes a lot longer

XD 35113/07/2018 06:37:08
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Simple answer - no its not just a clock it is a masterpiece !

not done it yet13/07/2018 06:50:18
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A ‘multiclock’ might be a better title for it. Does it tell you the weather, as well as the time?

Alan Charleston13/07/2018 07:02:19
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The maker posts updates on the HMEM website.

Alan C.

Ady113/07/2018 08:03:55
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The early design drawings in high def CAD are here

The timeline is here

Daniel13/07/2018 08:17:58
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That is utterly amazing.

Thank's to the op, for sharing it.


clogs13/07/2018 10:15:06
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just wish I had the time.......forget the skill's which are huge.........

mechman4813/07/2018 10:37:43
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Posted by Mike Poole on 12/07/2018 23:13:59:

If I've got a spare afternoon I might knock one of those uplaugh


If i can join you we could knock one up in a couple of hrs...face 20...!


Alan Waddington 213/07/2018 11:27:08
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Would be even more impressive if they included a tea making section smile p

duncan webster13/07/2018 11:59:35
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According to the clock maker's definition, if it gives audible indication of hours it's a clock, if it just displays the time it's a timepiece. However, buried deep inside many microprocessors is a device which gives out a stream of pulses at millions per second and this also gets called a clock, even though it is hopefully silent

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