Thank you for visiting my website which is a diary/blog of all my projects. The pictures below will link you to write ups of some of my bigger builds but the menu on the left shows all my projects either complete, ongoing or abandoned!

Click latest in the menu at the top of this page to find my last post and current project. Thanks for visiting, all the best. Chris


Dr Woodwards Gearless Clock

I built Dr Woodwards Gearless Clock in 2012. I followed Wildings Gearless Clock Build Book and also aquired Dr Philip Woodward’s book – My Own Right Time, which has helped me futher understand this build.

Webster IC Engine

The Webster was my first internal combustion engine which I built during the period from Jan 2011 – May 2011 completely from bar stock including the gears.

Stuart 10V Engine

This was build during Oct-Dec 2010 and runs very nicely. This was my first build from castings.

Ring Sundial

Colin Thornes plans of a portable ring sundial worked very well. Built in July 2011, still needs a stand making for it.


  • Steve Richardson: Pretty cool stuff! I work with some real talented machinists and they are gonna dig your website!
  • Mike: Hi.where did you purchase the plate from. Been looking for a good stockist. I love your idea and would like to make one for my boxford. Also, sorry
  • Ron Rickett: Chris, a few questions for you if you can find the time to answer. I have a PC PSU that I would like to use for something and noticed that you think

Welcome to Raynerd.co.uk

I`ve always wanted to learn more about engineering and electronics and my list of projects both complete and ongoing has been growing over the past few years. I like to document my progress more for my own understanding as much as anything, it helps keep me on track. I hope you can find something of interest to you, my clock building project is my priority but as you can see, I have many other builds I`m working on. Please leave a comment, it is nice to see people are reading!