A EIGHT DAY WALL CLOCK  UPDATED VERSION

by JOHN WILDING

Wheels to be crossed out / Pinions supplied on stubs to be cut off and fitted to arbor

 1/2/3 or 4 pinions on one stub  PHOTO

   ALL PRICES PLUS POSTAGE & PACKING  

 

The clock is an updated edition of my original 8-day wall clock, made in 1971 and published in the Horological Journal. In addition I have made improvements to the wooden case (including an alternative brass case). A seconds hand has been added and more authentic minute and hour hands designed. Optional extras include datework or perpetual datework to the Rev Ludlum's design. Henry Ward's ingenious striking is another option. This is a full strike without the addition of a second wheel train. Although seemingly a complicated piece of machinery and one that would require a fully equipped workshop, this is not so. The author carries out all of his clockmaking on a Myford ML 7 lathe (now 45 years old) however the clock can be made on almost any lathe including small lathes such as the Unimat 3. Wheelcutting is shown being performed on this little lathe and all the wheels in this movement can be cut on the Unimat 3. Great trouble has been taken by the author to give full and accurate descriptions of all the processes involved in making a clock especially on subjects such as wheelcutting, dial matting, crossing out wheels and the preparation of the files etc. I hope that this manual will come to be regarded as the definitive work on the making of a clock.                                                           J Wilding

This workshop manual containing 83 pages and over 300 illustrations gives full details of every aspect of the construction of a wall hanging 8-day weight driven clock fitted with a seconds length pendulum.

Cutters Module 0.75, 0.7

  Updated ORDER FORM
Back to J Wilding Clocks 
 Back To Clock Construction Books 
 
 
Original Photos by kind permission of Mr J Wilding 
 
Please verify prices before ordering as prices can fluctuate due to market forces                                                        

 

 
CUT WHEELS & PINIONS

wheels and pinions are made to order

 

ITEM

       p
GREAT WHEEL 25. 50
CENTRE WHEEL  18. 00
THIRD WHEEL 18. 00
ESCAPE WHEEL 18. 50
HOUR WHEEL 18. 00
MINUTE & REVERSE MINUTE WHEELS / 2  15. 50  
BARREL RATCHET 24. 50
CENTRE, THIRD & ESCAPE PINIONS /38 LEAF 25. 50
MOTION PINION  6 LEAF 13. 50
24 HOUR WHEEL 18. 00
24 HOUR PINION 20. 00
BOOK 30.  00