Ever build a wood clock?

I'm intrigued with the idea of building a wood clock, but reluctant to get involved in making gear wheels that will function? I have the plans and know what materials to use, it's just a concern about the mechanics and how it might turn out. Ever try it? Your experience? Please advise. Glenn
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I built the Clock Mechanics 'Gift Clock' from their plans as my first project on a scroll saw. Turned out very nicely. I too had my doubts about cutting gear teeth freehand and after assembling and running the clock for a few days I did decide to re-cut one of the gears. As of now it is working beautifully. Give it a try!!!

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Dennis Thomason wrote:

I've been contemplating this for years, but I'm fearful of spending a lot of time making parts that just won't work.
I probably still don't have the gumption to do it, but I'm glad you did. I hope the OP builds one too. Wooden clocks seem like a seriously cool concept.
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I build wood clock when I was teenager, during Second WW. It was working for 20 years. 'till my children broke it. Today, I would like to make it again, but I don't know where I can get plans.
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Casey Rafa wrote:

I have a book which I have seen frequently at Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble and Waldenbooks. Taunton Press. Book's not at hand, so I can't give the exact title, but there's a picture of a wooden clock on the cover. It has pretty complete looking plans, but I've never actually been brave enough to try to build one of these things.
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I've made a wood clock. You can see the pic at http://rhoadescameras.bizland.com/Other%20Projects/other_projects.htm . If you have any questions or need some help drop me a line...
Dan Rhoades

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Dan, that is one very impressive table. My wife would kill to have a nice "homemade" table like that one!! She don't like it, ship it here.... ;)

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Thanks! It was a fun technical design project. Since I cut the aprons for the drawer fronts I had to figure out something to hold everything together. My wife loves it and keeps her good silverware and cloth napkins in drawers.
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