Serkan writes: "Aloha Clayton,
Hello fron Ankara-Turkey. We had purchased the plans nearly a year ago.
"She" is ticking finally :)
And keeping the time with an error of +1 min per hour. I can tune her up if you have any suggestions.
Looking forward to purchasing new plans from you. Have a great day.
Clayton writes: "Aloha Serkan, nice to hear back from you. Thanks for the pix. It is always nice to see a new clock being put into beat. They are such wonderful mechanisms, and it looks like yours turned out beautifully. Your wheels look so clean and crisp! Nice craftsmanship.
You don't say if she is running fast or slow each hour, but right now it does not matter because during the first four to six weeks it is best just to let them run,and then after that time, after they have 'broken in', make changes. Some clocks just naturally run fast or slow for a few weeks and then get into their natural beat.
I would guess from seeing your craftsmanship that your clock is running fast. After the break in period if she is still running fast you can; add more bob weight, lengthen the pendulum shaft, and/or decrease the drive weight. But a fast running clock is only a testiment to your craftsmanship because it tells me that there is very little internal friction.
If your clock is running still running slowly after six weeks it is a simple matter of shortening the pendulum shaft by 1/2" (12mm) at a time and retest. Your bob should be in mid position on the threaded rod when you retest. That way you'll have plenty of adjustment room, up or down, to get your clock into perfect beat.
Perfect beat for a pendulum clock is about one minute error per day, but remember that will change as the weather changes.
Thanks for the beautiful pictures of your clock that is so happily ticking away over there in Turkey.