A Frequently Asked Question: What Tools Do I Need?

A reader asks:  "I don't have any woodworking tools. What is the minimum amount of tools required to build one of your clocks?"

Basically there are just four tools needed to build any of my mechanisms:

1) scrollsaw - I use mostly #5R blades,

2) drill press - and get some good Brad point bits. They really are more accurate and do a much cleaner job of drilling wood,

3) sander - I use mainly a 1"bench top belt sander, and

4) Dremel with metal cut-off disc.

Then all you need is a clock plan and you're ready to build!