Drawing and making
a movement

Making wheels & pinions

Join together

Going train:
verge escapement





Making wheels and pinions


The decision I had to take was postponed until now: I had to decide whether to use collets or not. I already decided to make tapered arbors but I wasn't exactly sure if it's stylisticly right to leave away the collets in the movement of a third period lantern clock. I know that most lanterns do have arbors with collets, but examining "English 30 Hour Clocks" from Darken & Hooper I came to the conclusion that even in the latter years of the lantern clock industry collets were not the only option. Some clockmakers still refrained from using collets on their arbors.

As I told before I became a member of a club in my hometown for hobby clockmakers. The goal of this club is that members build their own clock just from scratch. The members take pride in making each and every part of the clock themselves. The club home is well equipped with all the tools and machines that are needed for clock making. This is the place were I'll be spending many hours over the next months to achieve my goal. The first actual piece of work I made at the club was the arbor for the warning wheel

In the following months one by one all kinds of different wheels were made.

And the parts in front of the dial plate and between the dial and the first movement bar, such as the clock hand, the alarm disc, the boat spring, the hour wheel and the "rash".



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