Making Wooden Gear Clocks: 6 Cool Contraptions That Really Keep Time

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Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated, Feb 23, 2016 - Crafts & Hobbies - 64 pages
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Make Time Fly with Wood

Making a piece of wood move is fun, but making it tell time is truly amazing! Inside this book you'll find ingenious plans for creating awesome wooden machines that actually move and keep time. These working wooden wonders might just be the most enjoyable projects you ever build in your shop.

Wooden gear clocks are not only fascinating to watch, but can be surprisingly accurate timepieces. Just don't expect atomic precision--after all, they're modeled on 17th-century technology! But as you build these clocks you'll use all of the basic principles that still govern mechanical clocks today.

Six well-illustrated step-by-step projects are arranged by skill level from beginner to advanced, and full-sized patterns are attached to the book in a handy pouch. With a little perseverance you'll soon be ticking along happily with your own wooden clockworks. All you have to do is build them, wind them up, and let them run--no batteries required.

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About the author (2016)

This book is compiled from all the best projects found in the pages of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Magazine.

Fox Chapel Publishing publishes illustrated non-fiction books, magazines, patterns, and videos for craft, hobby, and do-it-yourself enthusiasts. We inspire and inform readers who enjoy woodworking, needlework, pyrography, home and garden, cooking, outdoor recreation, coloring, Zentangle(R), kids crafts, and more. Fox Chapel publishes two magazines, Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, and more than 1200 book titles. Our imprints include Design Originals, IMM Lifestyle Books, Creative Homeowner, and Heliconia Press. Publishers Weekly has named Fox Chapel Publishing a "Top 10 Fastest Growing Independent Publisher" four times since 2006.

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