World’s largest wooden clock

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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-11/worlds-largest-wooden-clock-unveiled-in-nannup-wa/10702906

I’ve always hated using battery powered movements in my clocks and have long waited for the day I started making my own mechanical movements. Retirement came sooner than did a Sherwood mini metal working lathe and mill.

The first movements made and used were made out of wood, much like you see in the above photo.  Making a wooden geared clock has been on my to do bucket list for a very long time. They aren’t as accurate as a German made Hermle mechanical movement, but if precisely made they can be off by minute. Which isn’t bad at all. I know I could live with that. Could you?

A grandfather or mother clock are on that bucket to do list. But I have others that need ticking off first.

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Btw Kevin Bird a fellow Aussie in Western Australia made this world’s largest wooden clock. It took him 4 years in the making of this wonderful piece of work. He’s donated the clock to his local town in the hope it will attract tourism.

Good on ya mate.

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2 thoughts on “World’s largest wooden clock

  1. Very nice work.
    I admire the quality of the work done and the perseverance but, isn’t the challenge in clock making to make them very small? Although big clock must have their specific challenges.

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    1. I think making a wooden geared clock of this size would prove to be more of a challenge than a wall size clock. Because when sawing these gears by hand you have to be precise, and sawing these super large gears accurately would prove a challenge even to the best sawyers. The more I think about these clocks the bigger the urge to make one.

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