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    Question grasshopper escapement

    Wanted, plans, details, drawings or any information on making a Grasshopper escapement for a wooden geared clock.
    This will be my next challenge.
    Maybe Hobbyhorse , Pomare or some other forum member can help.
    in anticipation :2tsup nine fingers

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    Nine fingers,
    Have you checked out this site?
    http://www.peg-gear-clock.com/
    It offers to sell you a set of plans for a wooden clock with a Grass hopper movement. (US$40)
    I found it on "Google". Wikipaedia has an interesting article on Grasshoppers, too.
    All the best,
    Walesey

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    Pm me your email address And I send you what Ive got

    Also have you checked you Tube theres some videos on there
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    John,
    There is a lot of info on the following forum with regard to the grasshopper escapememt:
    www.bealltool.com/clockforum/index.php

    Rhys

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    Following on for my request for information on Grasshopper Escapements plans and details, I must thank Nev25 for the pages of information he supplied.
    On reading and researching about Grasshoppers,they must have a maintaining power mechanism to keep the clock working as the weights are raised.
    I ordered a book fron England ($83 aus) covering grasshoppers and maintaining power. The details of grasshopper construction were very basic,and the maintaining power was electrical. Not what I wanted for a wooden geared clock. I've searched Google ,and found a basic sketch showing how it works , but would like further information on its construction.
    heres hoping some one can help
    regards Nine Fingers.

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    Im wondering how you went with the Grasshopper Escapements
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    Default Grasshopper Escapement Design.

    I am a new member to this forum. Do you still need information on the excellent grasshopper escapement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terkhan View Post
    I am a new member to this forum. Do you still need information on the excellent grasshopper escapement?
    Thanks for the offer, but I gave up making wooden geared clocks, now have other interests. regards John.

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    Default grasshopper

    Anybody that is interested, drop me an email and I will send you a 19 page article on how to make one. It is to big to paste in here.
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