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Long Clock #167

Long Clock #167

I vowed I would not make any more large clocks, but I must admit defeat, my enthusiasm got the better of me.

I was experimenting with different pendulum bob shapes, and found that the disc shape was far more efficient than the conical bob I had used in the past. This meant I could swing a larger arc of the pendulum with less drive weight, that means less wear, less air friction, and better timekeeping. As a result, I had to widen the case at the base, leading to the trapezoidal shape.

As with my other clocks, this clock has a Brocot escapement with hardened steel pallets, and the Harrison maintaining power, i.e. the clock keeps running while you wind it.

Will Matthysen

Ancient Red Gum, Hard Rock Maple, Jarrah, Steel

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