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    Quick update...

    These next changes have been along time coming. The weight boxes have been extended and the extra lead added. To do this the old lead mould had to be updated. The lead casting process was largely...
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    I Have finally assembled the electronics housing...

    I Have finally assembled the electronics housing with the new cover. It looks great though it is not perfect. Over the 10 years I have been at this I have changed a little so perfection is something...
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    thankyou Dean

    thankyou
    Dean
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    Hi every one. Another quick update. Today I...

    Hi every one. Another quick update.

    Today I finished machining out the pieces to make the cover for the electronics housings.

    I am a little out of practice with using this method as it has...
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    Stepper motor mount progress

    Hi everyone. Finally assembled the stepper motor mount.
    The fit around the timber mount is almost perfect. I designed the mount to have adjustments in several ways.
    The first pic shows the...
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    I only hope this work of art will function as a...

    I only hope this work of art will function as a clock! After the shock for the quote of the cost of the stepper motor mount from a single piece of alley, i decided to make it from 3 parts. I purchaes...
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    Ye s I am still alive. Due to covid I will be...

    Ye s I am still alive. Due to covid I will be making some progress mounting my clock motor. The frame will be made from some alley plate. I did get a quote but that was too expensive at $650 from a...
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    Still alive there old boy? Deano

    Still alive there old boy?

    Deano
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    Need CNC help

    Hi Boys,
    I need to find someone to machine the file I have attached. It will mount the stepper motor to the bottom rail of my clock. Russel did my last job in alley billet but I seem to have lost...
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    its been a while

    Hi everyone. Its been a while.
    Life took over and my clock has been sitting idle for a while. But life has its own rhythm and today I started my clock for the first time in maybe 2 years. I have...
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    To tired to write much but here is a video of the...

    To tired to write much but here is a video of the results of the last week and last 7 years work......oh that storm we had tonight managed to help blow the second Arduino circuit! Oh well just...
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    Hi everyone. Just a quick update. I have just...

    Hi everyone. Just a quick update. I have just spent 60 hrs+ over the last week to implement the final improvements. The whole clock had to be dismantled and separated from the back board to enable...
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    [Me too. Can almost see the end. Dean. :)

    [Me too. Can almost see the end.

    Dean.
    :)
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    Hi all. Had a great afternoon with my friend...

    Hi all.
    Had a great afternoon with my friend John Nichols who helped me test the new electronics. All went well until we discovered the new magnetic clutch turned the wrong way resulting in the...
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    So I have the motor controller already as well as...

    So I have the motor controller already as well as 2 hall effect sensors and soon to purchase reed switches to stop the weights in case they get over wound in terms of height to prevent damage. ...
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    Hi Leithorix... You sound like my programming...

    Hi Leithorix...
    You sound like my programming mates! After I say hello I dont understand many words after that!! Can you rephrase the following from the first word to you last?
    What is your...
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    Yes thats right. I have no intention to use them...

    Yes thats right. I have no intention to use them at the same time.
    The rasberry Pi is in fact a whole computer and while my help could learn to program it but did not have a spare 2 weeks to do so!...
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    Great hand work here notch. You are 6 years ahead...

    Great hand work here notch. You are 6 years ahead of my build. Hope the move goes well.

    Dean.
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    Finally....

    cheers

    Dean.
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    Finally....

    Hi everyone. Finally I am embarking on the FINAL stage of the build. I have located some help from some fellow robotics friends to help me ( Well really do it for me )Design, programme assemble and...
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    Hi everyone. Finally grabbed a Chance to post....

    Hi everyone. Finally grabbed a Chance to post. The whole clock is now mounted on a 19mm thick piece of aircraft ply attached to the wall. One of my last jobs is design a housing to mount my motor...
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    Happy new year all. A quick update on the new...

    Happy new year all.
    A quick update on the new location and installation. With the new board in place I have attached the upper weight wheels frame and main frame. Tomorrow I will re-attach the coil...
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    Hi everyone. Just spent the weekend machining the...

    Hi everyone. Just spent the weekend machining the upper weight wheels frame. Finally glued together this afternoon. Just need to drum sand tomorrow to release the inner bits. The joint i used i...
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    Hi everyone. Merry christmas. Just finished...

    Hi everyone. Merry christmas.
    Just finished another school year and it was great.
    I have the weekend to myself and so am into the clock build again. The re-location from the front hallway into the...
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    The final destinaton?

    Hi Everyone its been a while, like dec last year, since I posted.
    I have made the dramatic decision to remove my clock from the frame I designed and mount it directly to the wall. I have tried to...
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    Well done amazing patience and accuracy! Dean

    Well done amazing patience and accuracy!

    Dean
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    Merry Christmas everyone! I have finally...

    Merry Christmas everyone!
    I have finally finished my clock weights. I decided to cut them down from 150 to 100 in height. Each side was 7.3kg these are now 3.6kg each. I have used silky oak and...
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    Hi everyone. The end is in sight. I have...

    Hi everyone. The end is in sight.
    I have finalised the front of my frame. its now glued sanded and lacquered!. I am considering not using this part of the clock!. I think it looks too heavy. The...
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    Has it been that long! Crowie i have fitted a...

    Has it been that long!
    Crowie i have fitted a bike free wheeling ratchet cog thing that now seems is not required. Motors it seems will not freewheel so hence a clutch is required. Yes you are...
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    Afternoon all. My tiny magnetic clutch arrived...

    Afternoon all.
    My tiny magnetic clutch arrived on Thursday and have just installed in onto the stepper motor shaft. I now need the help of my mate James to install the stepper motor controller,...
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    I have used hard burnising oil applied afetr i...

    I have used hard burnising oil applied afetr i CNC'd the gears.
    Dean.
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    Hi all, Just received my new stepper motor...

    Hi all,

    Just received my new stepper motor https://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=389371&d=1470047284.
    I have calculated that I need is .01 N/m to lift the 8kg that i have....
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    Hi everyone. I have been making slow progress on...

    Hi everyone. I have been making slow progress on the new motor design and magnetic clutch. I have decided to go for a stepper motor as they can maintain torque at low rpm's are are physically...
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    Thanks for the pics...great work there. I too...

    Thanks for the pics...great work there. I too would love to make one of claytons clocks. How long did it take you to make?

    Dean.
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    I will get there its only a matter of time........

    I will get there its only a matter of time.....
    Dean.
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    Hi all hope everyone is enjoying their long...

    Hi all hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend here in NSW.
    I have set up the motor and chain drive only to find that it stopped the clock turning! The motor does not freewheel in either...
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    Finally managed over the week end to assemble...

    Finally managed over the week end to assemble test and adjust the assembly. Fits in perfectly....the chain not so nice to look at but it wasnt available in silver. Damm
    Next job the motor mount and...
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    Hope everyone is have a great long weekend...(in...

    Hope everyone is have a great long weekend...(in australia).
    Over the last week i have purchased some chain and sprockets. The sprockets inner hole size were to small and had to be faced mounted on...
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    Thanks crowie...Found some on a robotics...

    Thanks crowie...Found some on a robotics website..Andymark where i got the motor from. Sprockets. I will get them tuesday. Shipping more expensive than the parts.!

    Dean.
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    where to by micro chain and sprockets

    Hi all just wondering where you can buy micro chain and sprockets for my gear train.

    thanks

    Dean.
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    Thanks for that walesey.. This is the motor i...

    Thanks for that walesey..
    This is the motor i will be using....but I still need a speed controller. Its very torquey and a little bulky....
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    Its been a while..but recently I was inspired to...

    Its been a while..but recently I was inspired to complete the next stage of my clock.Shortly after figuring out the gearing of the ratchets and which way they turned I needed to deign the innards of...
  43. Thread: Latest clock

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    Nice work..... Dean

    Nice work.....
    Dean
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    nice job! Dean.

    nice job!
    Dean.
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    Help needed....

    Hi everyone...I have recently been re-designing my new ratchet system but due to a lack of experience and knowledge I have been unable to solve a problem. ...
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    Major upgrade...

    Hi all I am right in the middle of the major upgrade. This involved replacing the winding drum and moving all of the gears to accommodate those changes. During the works I re-made some parts that...
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    I reprinted the ratchet only to discover that I...

    I reprinted the ratchet only to discover that I printed the teeth the direction! Oh well Will have to remake. I decided to cut the hub in half to make the wooded sleeves easier to fit. I plan to use...
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    Improved ratchet system started

    Well the new and vastly improved way of winding up the weights has began. I have re-purposed a hub from a local bike shop. Initially I only wanted the ratchet part of the wheel but upon closer...
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    Wiggly joints

    Hi Bill,
    and thankyou.
    I designed up the joint based on the Leigh joint called "bears ears". https://www.leighjigs.com/isoloc.php.
    Are they common? They are only used by me when making clocks...
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    Hi Guys, Yes the idea of maintaining power has...

    Hi Guys,
    Yes the idea of maintaining power has just occurred to me. At this stage I don't have a refined enough solution to mention! I Will be using 1/4 inch chain. I have thought of using a bike...
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