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David Noble07/08/2019 16:04:58
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I realise that this must be 'old hat' for many but my first clock TICKS. Lots to do before it is finished but I'm 'quietly' pleased.


Lainchy07/08/2019 16:07:10
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Very nice! Well done

Mogens Kilde07/08/2019 16:14:13
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a real treat from here - the first continuous ticks must be a milestone - well done!

duncan webster07/08/2019 16:35:16
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Well impressed!

Brian H07/08/2019 16:52:13
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It's always exciting when it works! Very well done, that's a real incentive to finish it.


Ian Johnson 107/08/2019 16:57:17
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It's not 'old hat' to me! It must be really nice to hear the first tick-tock of the clock. Making a clock is on my 'to do' list

Neil Wyatt07/08/2019 18:02:36
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Congratulations David!


David Noble07/08/2019 19:05:43
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Very kind, thank you.


Jeff Dayman07/08/2019 19:10:17
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Looks great David! well done.

Meunier07/08/2019 21:44:08
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Looking very good David.
Where did you source the construction manual from ?

Michael Gilligan07/08/2019 21:59:12
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Only just spotted this thread, David

Please let me add my congratulations.


David Noble07/08/2019 22:24:41
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Posted by Meunier on 07/08/2019 21:44:08:

Looking very good David.
Where did you source the construction manual from ?

Thank you Meunier, I bought it Here


David Noble07/08/2019 23:09:33
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Many thanks are due to Sam who's a member here for all the help with gear calculations.

Sam Stones08/08/2019 05:25:02
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You are so welcome David.

It has been a pleasant journey and a privilege to work with you.

I should add that were it not for all the help I got from members of this forum commencing in about 2010, I'd have little if anything to contribute.

All the very best.


Shivering in cold, cold Melbourne.

Meunier08/08/2019 17:28:33
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Posted by David Noble on 07/08/2019 22:24:41:

Thank you Meunier, I bought it Here


Thanks for the info David, now sorted.

Max Atomic02/10/2019 21:40:20
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Looks great good luck with the rest of the construction.

Bill Pudney03/10/2019 05:33:32
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Congratulations!! It's my ambition to build a clock, so I am VERY envious of your achievement!!



David Noble03/10/2019 08:33:45
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Thank you Max  and Bill 

Edited By David Noble on 03/10/2019 08:35:13

gerry madden03/10/2019 10:40:51
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Nice work Mr N ! And some interesting details there, in particular the pendulum 'hanging by a thread'. I haven't seen this before but might have read about such things. While this 'might' have some advantages over something more conventional, I'm wondering if the thread material is reliable in terms of fatigue. It would be interesting to hear your thoughts.


David Noble03/10/2019 11:58:08
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Hello Gerry, that's not just 'thread' that's 'silk thread' !!

It seems that the idea comes from old french clocks. The odd idea appealed to me so I used it.

The thread is suspended from a screw at the top which can turn to adjust the length of swing for fine adjustments.

As for fatigue, I'll let you know!


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