212 – Wooden Gear Clock

Video - December 9, 2013

A hand-made wooden clock is one of those projects I like to marvel at. I’m not sure I have enough patience to cut out one wooden gear let alone the multitude required to construct a fully-functional clock! Thankfully, my buddy Rick Urschel is not nearly as impatient as I am. Several years ago, he began dipping his toes into the clock-building world and filmed one of his early efforts at making the Simplicity Clock as designed by Clayton Boyer.

While the clock itself is quick complicated, the plans provided by Clayton Boyer seem to make the process approachable. And as you’ll see, you don’t need a lot in the way of tooling to get the job done. A simple scrollsaw does all of the cutting!

So let’s embark on a fun little journey into the world of clock-building!

Here are some current pictures of the clock. As you can see, Ellie has grown up quite a bit since the original footage was sent to me. Yeah, I’m a slacker.

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