Considering adding a build log

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clockit
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Considering adding a build log

Post by clockit » Mon May 18, 2015 10:09 pm

If there would be enough interest, I would create a build log here that would take you through the design and building of a wooden gear clock from scratch. I'm in the early stages of a new design now and it wouldn't be too difficult to go back create a log. I wish more would post thier projects that they build here, even if it's something I might not build I find there is a lot to learn, plus I really like to look at pretty pictures, lol...
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Woodworker
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Re: Considering adding a build log

Post by Woodworker » Mon May 18, 2015 10:17 pm

I would like that. I do have a plan to build a clock but customer work and SO2 upgrade is getting priority. I will post some of my work and the process as I remember it.
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Brian Stone
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Re: Considering adding a build log

Post by Brian Stone » Mon May 18, 2015 10:43 pm

I'd love to see it. I'm gong to make a build thread and a video in the next couple weeks to show off a puzzle box that I'm building for a friend. It's been such a fun project that I'm already designing even more complex boxes. Maybe I'll even turn a business out of it... who knows.
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Re: Considering adding a build log

Post by SmokyRick » Mon May 18, 2015 10:55 pm

That would be really cool. I am interested in this. What program do you use to generate the drawing for the gears themselves? That is what I am really having a hard time finding. I am using Fusion 360, so could probably import almost anything from a current cad system.
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clockit
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Re: Considering adding a build log

Post by clockit » Tue May 19, 2015 2:19 am

Brian Stone wrote:I'd love to see it. I'm gong to make a build thread and a video in the next couple weeks to show off a puzzle box that I'm building for a friend. It's been such a fun project that I'm already designing even more complex boxes. Maybe I'll even turn a business out of it... who knows.
Incredible! I want to build a puzzle box myself!

SmokyRick: there are several options on the wiki, heres a link http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/CAM I use GearDXF or there is an extension in Inkscape to create them within the program as well...
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Re: Considering adding a build log

Post by bharbour » Tue May 19, 2015 2:29 pm

Yes...would love to see a build log!!!!
clockit wrote:If there would be enough interest, I would create a build log here that would take you through the design and building of a wooden gear clock from scratch. I'm in the early stages of a new design now and it wouldn't be too difficult to go back create a log. I wish more would post thier projects that they build here, even if it's something I might not build I find there is a lot to learn, plus I really like to look at pretty pictures, lol...
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RobCee
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Re: Considering adding a build log

Post by RobCee » Tue May 19, 2015 3:18 pm

If you want to make really funky gears, you could take a look at Gearotic
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Damin69
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Re: Considering adding a build log

Post by Damin69 » Tue May 19, 2015 7:38 pm

I would love to see a Log and maybe a video of a full clock build...
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Re: Considering adding a build log

Post by WillAdams » Tue May 19, 2015 8:06 pm

Allow me to say, yes, please as well.

Moreover, I'd like to expand upon that and say that all build logs for any and all projects are welcome --- even, or especially simple ones. Have such documentation makes the project much more approachable by the naïve or prospective user, and simple projects especially will help neophytes achieve an early success w/o the sort of dithering which I'm all-too often documenting.
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Re: Considering adding a build log

Post by MeanderBolt » Tue May 19, 2015 9:45 pm

Hail Yes Please!!!
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