Archive for July, 2011

I managed to get some snaps and make a little more progress :ddb:, although a step back at the same time :palm: Here is the wheel mounted on the clock: I then started the count wheel arbor: I didn`t get any photos of burnishing the pivots on the wheel, so here is my simple setup [...]

I started working on the clock again this week, didn`t get very far but here is an update on the bridge plate and pillars: Marked out the plate: And roughed to shape with a file: I then went a made a depth stop for my lathe as described by John (Bogstandard) in his “backstop” thread [...]

Very apt that on the sunniest day of the year here in Manchester, perhaps even of the last few years, glorious sun and blue sky without a cloud in the sky all day long, I finished my sundial…..well near enough to test it out. I first drilled and tapped the ring for the hanger It [...]

Well over a year ago, in fact probably a couple of years ago I had been shown some plans for Colin Thorne’s Portable Ring Sundial while visiting a local model engineer. He had nicely put together a spreadsheet showing the calculations to generate the graph and had passed this on to me. I`ve fancied building [...]


  • 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
  • Don bath: Thanks for the reply,currently I am making the escape wheel arbour and back cock plate ready for the next phase of testing .Your comments regarding th

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