clockwork

Weekend Watch: “Ron’s Stuff” Is a Collection of Kinetic Wooden Sculptures

Weekend Watch: “Ron’s Stuff” Is a Collection of Kinetic Wooden Sculptures

“Ron’s Stuff” is the youtube channel of a retired mechanical engineer. Ron’s woodworking and kinetic projects are a treat to watch.

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Watch How a Cityscape Composes Its Own Song on a Player Piano

Watch How a Cityscape Composes Its Own Song on a Player Piano

Akko Goldenbeld turned a map of his city into a musical score for a player piano with this ingenious design.

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Machining a Skeleton Clock from Scratch

Machining a Skeleton Clock from Scratch

Chris of Clickspring presents a fascinating step by step process of how to build a clock from scratch. More than a tutorial, he demonstrates the fine craftsmanship and precision machining possible in ammature clockmaking. The project covers building everything you need for a John Wilding, large wheel, skeleton clock; an open design that displays the […]

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Seriously Impressive Metalworking Skills

Seriously Impressive Metalworking Skills

I love clockwork things. (I’ve built a couple of clocks myself) and so I am seriously impressed by the work of Chris Raynerd over at the raynerd.co.uk site. He’s only 28 and has already managed to equip himself with some excellent machining skills.

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Kooky clockwork hand

Kooky clockwork hand

Meredith from the Steampunk Workshop hipped us to this strange objet d’art from a deviantArtist named Astalo, a Finnish blacksmith and jeweler. Of his piece, Astalo writes (translated from the Manglish): Weird steampunk-themed “hand mechanism” that I made from brass, silver, steel, leather and some parts of one old alarm clock. (like gears and spring, […]

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Make: Controller-driven celestial clock

Make: Controller-driven celestial clock

Sean Gallagher posted pics of this incredible celestial clock he’s building which uses the Make: Controller. Celestial Clock

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Handmade mechanical dragonfly

Handmade mechanical dragonfly

Etsy seller JesseDanger has created this amazing precision clockwork-style insect – Modeled after the largest modern species of dragonfly, this is a functioning creation whose wings flutter up and down when the very tip of the tail (really the abdomen, but tail sounds cooler) is turned. The inspiration for this complex mechanical insect originated from […]

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