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    Well guys, my time is up - it has become a...

    Well guys, my time is up - it has become a genuine race against the clock!

    I’m moving to Singapore for work for the foreseeable future and had to draw a line in the sand as to when the workshop...
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    Hi mate, yes, everything was done by hand/scroll...

    Hi mate, yes, everything was done by hand/scroll saw because I wanted to make it entirely myself.

    Actually I used the .dxf file from Clayton, which he kindly provided, in two ways:

    1) earlier...
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    Well, no immediate success with the new frame but...

    Well, no immediate success with the new frame but the escapement geometry is better.

    I have decided to cut a new escape wheel and anchor because I feel that the original one ended up too small...
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    I’ll also include this magnifier

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180607/960b1effb27402c9c7521da86a54fa42.heic

    These blades
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  5. SOLD: Some pics of the machine ...

    Some pics of the machine

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  6. SOLD: Carbatec SS-400C 16” Tilting head Scroll Saw - Turramurra - $700ONO

    Hi all,

    Bit of an unexpected situation has arisen.

    Ive landed a gig in Singapore starting August and given I was expecting it to be Brisbane I’m now facing the difficult decisions to store or...
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    The new frame came together much faster than...

    The new frame came together much faster than before and although I tried not to rush it hasn’t come out as well.

    The changes to the depthing has also revealed that the problems I started to...
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    I am now emotionally recovered enough to...

    I am now emotionally recovered enough to recommence wrorking on my clocks and will try to knock out the frame today.

    Fortunately I have plenty of Baltic Birch.


    Sent from my iPhone using...
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    Clayton Boyer “Simplicity” build

    Ok I’ve stripped the clock down and pulled some Baltic to recut a frame which I will be scribing out by hand!

    Turns out that my cursory attempts to confirm that my bubblejet was making accurate...
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    Confession time. I’ve blundered and I can’t...

    Confession time.

    I’ve blundered and I can’t work out how.

    There is an error of a few mm in the distancing of the rear frame holes! I have no idea how I ended up with it - the plans didn’t...
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    A trick for getting the socket set grub screws...

    A trick for getting the socket set grub screws working well.

    Clayton mentioned that using CA in the hole would help when the screw wouldn’t “bite” and I took it one step further.

    The super...
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    And after reassembling it runs for over 15...

    And after reassembling it runs for over 15 minutes!

    Pallets are still not right.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180531/7a655df3605d5b0912ef8b1a7aa1d210.jpg

    I reset the time, wound it...
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    Now we officially enter the tweaking stage. As...

    Now we officially enter the tweaking stage. As Clayton puts it “this is where everything looks like it should work but it doesn’t”
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    The escapement is where things start to get...

    The escapement is where things start to get interesting.

    With the pallet anchor and crutch hanging down the mechanism can allowed to “run-down” - meaning the weight raised on the barrel and then...
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    Things start to come together quickly now. ...

    Things start to come together quickly now.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180531/b39622a6cd8718e09ae2760abf320731.jpg

    A critical step I’ve learned here is that the arbors need to be exact...
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    How quickly the progress turns from making...

    How quickly the progress turns from making assembling - my utterances after dinner from “I’m going out to do some cutting” to “I’m going out to do some tweaking”, to “I’m going to stare at the...
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    Today I was concrete grinding most of the day but...

    Today I was concrete grinding most of the day but I managed to finish the Escape wheel cutouts and the pipes for the weight and counterweight with the arrival of my pipe cutter.
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    The hands are cut and I’m working on an...

    The hands are cut and I’m working on an embellishment which will assist with the balancing. The ring will be filed down to give the parallel lines of the hands an embossed effect.
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    Centre wheel cutouts done. ...

    Centre wheel cutouts done.

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    Cutouts done on the hour and intermediate wheels.
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    Centre wheel first cut is complete. ...

    Centre wheel first cut is complete.

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    I’m working through a list of the last major...

    I’m working through a list of the last major items and it is nearly time to concentrate on cutting the wheels.

    Ive left everything else in a queue to spray and in an effort to ensure I get the...
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    Ground the flat for the Cannon Pinion into the...

    Ground the flat for the Cannon Pinion into the centre arbor.

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    Clayton Boyer “Simplicity” build

    One of the things that stops wooden clocks is weather, another is whether or not the arbors are finished properly and used properly.

    Especially in a clock which uses brass tubing over stainless...
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    Tubes added to arbors ...

    Tubes added to arbors

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    Started on the arbor cutting, sizing and...

    Started on the arbor cutting, sizing and finishing process.

    Bit of a trick this. Not used to working with Metals.
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    Sanded the clicks to size 6mm to 5mm for...

    Sanded the clicks to size 6mm to 5mm for clearance.
    Made the three click hanger rods
    Glued the upper support block on the frame.
    Made the pendulum dowel.

    This last was very exacting.
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    Clayton Boyer “Simplicity” build

    I remade a couple of parts which I wasn’t happy with, or had damaged when fitting the set screws used to secure them on arbors.

    The plans list imperial dimensions throughout with metric provided...
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    Yesterday and today I finished the weight pulleys...

    Yesterday and today I finished the weight pulleys with the help of some slot cutters and sage advice on the router fence setup from “AussiePens” - thanks John!
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  29. Thanks to John, AussiePens who pointed me in the...

    Thanks to John, AussiePens who pointed me in the right direction, lent me some slot cutters and instructed me on how to set up my router with a zero tolerance fence.

    This has been a great...
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    (Just lost a huge post when Tapatalk quit on me)...

    (Just lost a huge post when Tapatalk quit on me)

    The rear frame, supports and front frame glueup.

    Critical everything is square, level and true and arbor holes aligned perfectly from front to...
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    Well it’s been a busy and tricky couple of days. ...

    Well it’s been a busy and tricky couple of days.

    Starting with the easy job of finishing the bob, I loaded it with lead shot, glued it up and fine tuned the adjustment slider and pendulum hanger....
  32. That all makes good sense. I accept I’ve got...

    That all makes good sense.

    I accept I’ve got the order wrong on this one.

    I have various options when it comes to jigs I use for turning the wheels against the linisher disc.

    I should...
  33. Seeking a good turn from a local member with a lathe!

    Hi Kryn, this crossed my mind actually but I was uncertain about it - i figured if I tried it with any of my tools it would just dig in and gouge.

    What tool would I use to cut the slot?

    Do I...
  34. Seeking a good turn from a local member with a lathe!

    G’Day all,

    I have a need to turn a 1/8” slot into the two weight pulley wheels for my clock.

    The plans recommend a lathe or laminating different thickness ply, but I cut them out of the 1/2”...
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    Really solid progress. My work cadence has...

    Really solid progress.

    My work cadence has increased. More confident with the tools and how the plans work I got stuck into the next series of parts.
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    Mother’s Day Project

    Low bed side table designed to be minimalist and clean.

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    So I’ve been delayed working on my Mother’s Day...

    So I’ve been delayed working on my Mother’s Day project and helping my son make something for her too.

    With my new scroll saw superpowers I made a minimalist low table for my wife.
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    Yesterday I visited a zoo...

    I couldn’t believe there was only one animal!
    Needless to say it was a Shitzu.
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    It’s a little known fact that Tuna only travel as...

    It’s a little known fact that Tuna only travel as far north as Rockhampton - they don’t want to end up in cairns.
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    Cut the pendulum, pinned the fittings at each end...

    Cut the pendulum, pinned the fittings at each end and put the dummy frame on my only convenient vertical “wall”.

    Nice colour match!
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    Got the pendulum bob design settled and back...

    Got the pendulum bob design settled and back glued on.

    I wanted a bevel to the faces and so that was a good excuse to make another jig!
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    Pendulum bob and slider are fitted and sliding...

    Pendulum bob and slider are fitted and sliding nicely.

    I’ll have to take a little more out and then wax the channel because the slider will be enclosed on all sides and if the wood swells it...
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    A very productive session today. I laid out...

    A very productive session today.

    I laid out the new frame on the Baltic Birch to consider grain direction and material conservation.
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    Good progress today. I sourced 10kg lead shot...

    Good progress today.

    I sourced 10kg lead shot from Consolidated Alloys in Weatherill Park and some 50lb mono for suspending it on the copper pipe and caps.
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    These parts are now scrolled apart and the round...

    These parts are now scrolled apart and the round ones roughed out by hand on the linisher.

    Then I set to hand finishing the pendulum pivot.
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    Clayton Boyer “Simplicity” build

    Working with my Baltic Birch 1/4” or 12mm now.

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    This is essentially all the pinions and other “non-toothed” parts...
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    The jig which is a kind of shooting board more...

    The jig which is a kind of shooting board more than anything is done.

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    Now to move onto some of the more...
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    Progressing on the template with the wheels done...

    Progressing on the template with the wheels done and the pinions still to come.

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    Today I got my copper pipe 40mm...
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    Today I added to my Simplicity Template with the...

    Today I added to my Simplicity Template with the completion of the Third Wheel teeth and further refinement of the Escape and Centre Wheels.
    I also incorporated the first pinion - they are so small...
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    Thanks for commenting John, I appreciate the...

    Thanks for commenting John, I appreciate the insight!

    having never made a clock before (or even seen a wood movement one) I am only going on what I read and watch on the internet - so your...
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