Galileo's Pendulum Clock
by ZombieCat, published
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Small gear doesn't look that good up close. Just tried this http://woodgears.ca/gear/index... seems good.
theres a workaround on youtube how to get rid of the wobly thing in the program.
I used Inkscape to make the gears. I did need to go in and clean up the vectors though for the smaller gears... Wood gears are always challenging.
The wood I now swear by is 1/4" Purebond from Home Depot that I purchase in 4x8 sheets and cut down to my laser cutter. I have a 50W Epilog and cut it at 12/95/1300 and I get a nice amber cut with no burn residue on the edges (clean hands!) http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-4...
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I've included new pictures to help with the assembly. Look at the washer spacing for the pendulum and escapement mechanism. Also note that the escapement requires a piece to be glued to it above to enable it to work. It is the small rectangle in the plans.
Finally, I recommend playing a little with the exact placement of the two catches on the pendulum. This model is designed to fit very snugly around the 1/4" dowel and I would adjust it manually until I got it to work correctly and then I'd use a spot of super glue to hold it in place once it is working.
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