10/28/12

The Leeds 7-Day 3-Wheel Clock

The Leeds 7-Day 3-Wheel by Clayton Boyer
(click on any picture to enlarge)
 
Meet my Leeds 7-Day 3 Wheel Clock.
 
The Leeds only has three wheels and yet will run for a week on a wind! How is that possible? The two lower wheels are internally toothed. Can you see the teeth on that lowest wheel pointing inwardly? Internally toothed wheels and their pinions both turn in the same direction! That way all three arbors are turning in the correct clockwise direction. The lower arbor shows the hours, the center arbor the minutes and the top arbor carries the second hand.
 
The Leeds 7-Day 3-Wheel by Clayton Boyer
The dials are also easy to read. Just start at the bottom and read up. 2:46 And as a bonus, this is the most accurate clock I've ever built. It isn't even off by a minute a week.
The Leeds by Clayton Boyer, Side View
This is a better picture that shows both of the large interally toothed wheels. The Leeds is amazingly quiet, too. In the video below you will see Lisa's trained fly buzz by and you can hear that the fly is louder than the tick of the clock! This is such a cool clock!
 
Check out my website to see Forrest Burnett's amazing interpretation of my Leeds design.
 

1 comment:

  1. Howdy! Does the rate of updating your blog depend on specific things or you work on articles when you have an inspiration or free time on that? Can't wait to hear from you.

    ReplyDelete

I love comments, but in order for me to have more time playing in my sawdust, I cannot respond to them here. If you have a technical question, please do not post it here, or I will have my wife answer it for me and her technical knowledge is highly suspect. For technical questions, check out the FAQ section of my website, or find my email link there. Mahalo and Aloha, Clayton