11/15/12

Keith Randall's Happy Wall

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Solaris, Simplicity and Number Six by Keith Randall, all ticking away together.  This is wonderful!  Thanks for the video from Australia's Sunshine Coast, Keith.
 

11/11/12

Simplicity by Peter Rosemeier


A nice email and Simplicity pictures from Peter Rosemeier in Germany:
 
Aloha Clayton,

now, "The Simplicity" is ready and I want to give you a short report and some pictures.

At the beginning: I have your plans from the Simplicity, but I have no machines to built the clock. -No bandsaw, no drillsaw, no bench Drilling Machine, no plate sanders, no workbench etc.
... and I have no experience with that machines ...


At the end of "The Simplicity-building" I see all this machines in my new workrooms and now I have three workbenches, a circular saw and even a small lathe. -Great!!-
And the experience with the operations of the machines come with the construction of the Simplicity and in addition, I learned how to Build a Wooden Clock.


So I can only say: Thank you very much for the great Simplicity-clock-plans and the
experience that I have made by building the clock. It was a big adventure
and I have had a lot of fun here.

Now, from time to time I visit your homepage and I see
"The Leeds-7Day-3Wheel" and on Youtube the Variation of it "The Northstar"
... and my creation-fever is growing up... ... and up...
...probably because I studied engineering... -The internal gears, the pulley on the hour-arbor,
one wind for a week - Great !! -

"Peter", I say to myself, "that´s the right Cristmas-Fun".

Now, I order "The Leeds-Plan-Kit" .  Please, give me the Dimensions of the Clock, because I look for a nice Place on the Wall in my House .

Aloha,  Peter Rosemeier


Well done, Peter! With no prior woodworking experience you have created one amazing clock! You are a wonderful craftsman.
I enjoyed seeing how you designed the bell for the Hourly Strike Mechanism. Wonderfully done!
Excellent work. I can hardly believe that you began as a complete novice and ended up with such a beautiful wooden clockworks.
Thank you for the pictures. You have created a mechanism you can truly be quite proud of. Congratulations on a wonderful build.
Aloha. Clayton

11/10/12

Sometimes, It's Not Easy Being Mrs. Boyer

It's the new Optional Direct Drive Gear System on the ballwinder in the Yarn Lover's Package!  Next time, I'll use cue cards....