Site now hosted by Ted Scaeffer
Added pics for Ernie from South Florida
Removed clock plans for simplest clocks. Weren't really that simple to make. You'd be better off making a subsection of Clock 2003 instead.
Added pics from Flávio Machado
Added pics for Mathis
added bass guitar pic
added pics from Gary Gresham
Added more pics from
Added pictures from Joe Petty, David Phillips and Ken Powers for Clock 2003
Added Pics from Rejean St-Pierre-Quebec Canada
added pics from
added pics from
Added Pics from Paul Franceschina and his work on Clock 2003.
More pics from the prolific Demetris Papakyriacou from Cyprus.
P-C03-0045 is an extra part not used on clock 2003.
added pics from Demtrius
added pic from Joe Kuter
added pictures from Paul Franceschina
Added pictures from
and links to Claytons Website
first hints about paper clock 2005
Added Worlds simplest DXF file
updated picture gallery
General Website Housekeeping. Spellcheck etc...........
Add link to J.R. Beall
All of the plans are now available for clock 2003
Continuing to Add Detail Drawings For Clock 2003-all pinion drawings available
Continuing to Add Detail Drawings For Clock 2003
Re-organized Downloads page
Added first full scale Black and White pdf files for clock 2003
added exploded views for clock 2003 assemblies
Added even more of many pdf files for clock 2003
File format for clock-2003-dxf.zip is ACAD ver 14 DXF
Added first of hopefully many pdf files for clock 2003
Added more pictures from
Artist Dale Mathis of Nevada.
Be sure to check this one out.
If you are interested in CNC machining then you owe it to yourself to visit this site.
See link to Hugh Sparks page on cycloidal gears.
Revised Worlds simplest clock
Escape Wheel now made from recycled compact disc. Revised Pendulum lever efficiency. downloads
As promised part files in pdf. Holding off on dxf unless you ask real nice.
There will be other versions of the escape and pendulum parts coming soon so that various engineering concepts can be proven.
Nothing like a little reality test.
Work in progress--Worlds simplest clock
I really like this one.
Just the assembly so far.
Parts in dxf and pdf to follow soon. (no kiddin, a coupla days tops.)
Added pics of a clock rescued from a garage sale
The gravitational constant has been corrected to show 9.8m/sec/sec on my website.
Thanks Mike Bedard.
from Mikes e-mail--
I enjoyed your site very much.
I suggest that you may have a very subtle error, which appears in at least two spots within the site.
You list the Gravitational Constant as 9.8m/s In fact this constant specifies a rate of acceleration (as opposed to speed) and thus the units should be meters per second squared.
I discovered this while walking through the algebra for your "length of pendulum" formula. I always carry my units through the calculations so that they may indicate any possible errors I may have made. In this case the units kept coming out as ms (meter seconds) which I knew could not be true for the length I was expecting.
Added James Feather to picture gallery
Redesigned weblayout so page can be read on browsers that do not support CSS.
General update to all pages.
info on how to get free plans from Taunton Press on homepage
I'm real pleased to have found your site and all of the wonderful information.
I have a comment on the .dwg file I downloaded.
There is a hole for a shaft at the top of the clock whose centerlines don't match the center of the hole.
The hole is 10.856 from the bottom edge of the frame on both the from and back.
The center lines are about .109 different than the hole.
The dimension 15.234 in the assembled view should be 15.485 due to the right side of the dimension hitting the intersection of the radius instead of the edge.
Petty stuff, I know, compared to what's right, but I thought you might be interested.
Not petty at all.
Thanks for catching this one.
The drawing is corrected and can be downloaded from downloads
Added some simple clocks to the work in progress page
Added some cool pictures of a clock made by laser cutting the gears using the cad info from this website. Visit George Perzels Photo page
added pdf file with BETA-3 version of clock 2003 plans
The new clock design is nearing completion.
jpeg pictures of new design on work in progress and home page.
detailed plans to follow shortly.
more updates to work in progress.
Have to investigate compound pendulums.
Added link to John Hood's webpage.
more updates to work in progress
a really neat look at the clock gears in motion
more updates to work in progress
Added picture of work in progress
Added pictures of Dave Campbell's kinetic sculpture
Added links to Boston Gear and SDP. Updated work in progress and animations pages.
Added new counter that displays even with computers using Norton Anti Virus.
more links, pictures,and page on inertia.
Summer is over.
Added some more pictures and links from woodworkers around the world.
Added a pdf file to compare 7 and 14 dp gear tolerances
Added a page on tolerance anlaysis
Moved some of the work in progress pendulum theory to tick tock page.
Answered FAQ about reasons for plywood
Added thoughts on making a simple clock that fits on to an 8.5 x 11 sheet to work in progress page
Added first layout of new clock design to work in progress
Added another inertia comparison to the work in progress page.
Added an inertia comparison to the work in progress page.
Added more pictures to the gallery
added a picture of a belt sanding strip to the tips and tricks page
Added animation to work in progress page that compares various escapement contact angles
Deleted some suspicious analysis on teeter totters
Added some animations to the work in progress page
Temporarily removed the engineering fundamentals info.
Added what is sure to be a very popular page.
The Work In progress Page Here you can see the evolution from concept to downloadable plans for what I think should be a revolutionary clock design.
Added a page devoted to
This page is also a work in progress. First topic covered is teeter totters. More advanced stuff to follow.
Added Graham Escapement animation
Corrected error in the excel file used to calculate gear ratios
Added test plans to the download page
More pictures from around the world
Added a webpage with a 5 tooth pinion.
This page on cycloidal gears to be updated soon with more details on how to draw true cycloidal tooth profiles
Added some new pictures to the gallery of pictures.
This website has been offline since Jan 2003.
It's nice to be back. Hope you like the new layout.
Added more links and photos to the gallery
Added Excel Spradsheet to calculate pendulum lengths
Added more Exploded views,
views of the pendulum and
exploded ratchet assembly Added a Parts List Revised the ACAD drawing plans to include the revised ratchet assembly
Added pictures from Clayton Boyer of Hawaii.
Revised Dave Peel wood info
removed e-drawings. E-mail me if you'd like an e-drawing. The e-files were just too big.
Added more Links to fellow woodworkers and clock enthusiasts
Added more pictures to gallery
Added Pictures from woodworkers around the world to gallery
Added more info to the ACAD templates
Updated the ACAD drawing
Added Animations on gear design
Moved the Solidworks e-drawing page.
Changed my e-mail address
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E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail me if you'd would like to have a link to your page added or to share picture of your clock
Repaired files to run on Netscape 4.6.
Discovered that line-height: 110% command caused pictures to paste on top of text in NN4.6
FYI: One of the neatest pages on this site requires MSIE5.5 or better in order to work.
This is the page where you can manipulate the 3D cad model.
Last time I checked MSIE and Netscape browsers were a free download
Added executable e-drawing for win 95 users and Netscape
Discovered that Volo-View Free Version will not print full scale
Added Link to Cadwizz that will print full scale ACAD files.
Added executable e-drawing for win 95 users
Removed redundant " from mail to link.
moved logo to content area from navigation area in an attempt to work with netscape 4.6
Added links in style sheet for netscape
Added way to click anywhere in nav bar, not just text to link to other pages
All referenced Html files now lower case
JPG pictures no longer open in new window
All files renamed with no blank spaces in their names
CLOCK.dwg is now on a zip file.
Jpg pictures from gallery now on separate html sheets.
This first release is available only on CD
Future releases will expand on some of the woodworking techniques specific to building this clock